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Rep. Jimmy Gomez Takes Baby to Congress to Normalize Working Dads

Sofía Aguilar
We love seeing Latinxs in politics, serving important roles and positions in our government and breaking down barriers for the next generation of leaders like Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Latino U.S. representative Jimmy Gomez...

Jada Pinkett Smith Banned Son Jaden From Sleepovers To Protect Him From Violation

Johanna Ferreira
If you grew up in a strict Latino household, chances are you weren’t allowed to sleep over anyone’s house and that included even relatives. It was something I never really understood until I got older, which is why Jada Pinkett...

Why We Need To Start Seriously Addressing Toxic Masculinity & Machismo

Johanna Ferreira
Recent sexual misconduct allegations made against acclaimed Dominican-American writer, Junot Díaz  has had me thinking a lot about toxic masculinity, machismo, and what society has conditioned us to believe defines manhood. This might seem like a radical theory to some, but...

We Need To Talk About Marianismo

Priscilla Blossom
As women, we are often socialized to be pleasant and quiet, to be pure and chaste, to be pretty and helpful and little more. As Latinas, there often feels like there is an added layer of this. First generation Latinas...
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Rosario Dawson’s Mother’s Experience With Machismo Is All Too Familiar

Jessica Molina
Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl’s upcoming film, Unforgettable, is a “cautionary tale,” explained director, Denise Di Novi. “If you hinge your identity on being desired by a man or desirable by a man… if you believe all the cultural conditioning that...