Title Why ‘macho culture’ is not to blame for violence against women in Mexico Degree of recognition International Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 9/09/19 Description In recent weeks, hundreds of women have taken to the streets of Mexico City protesting against murder, rape and other violence against women in Mexico. Many commentators blame “macho culture” for the violence they are so furious about. In the first half of 2019 alone, 1,835 women were murdered in Mexico, according to Mexican geophysicist María Salguero, who is mapping the violence.
In these accounts, macho culture seems to refer to a social climate which facilitates or rewards macho attitudes and behaviours. Following the stereotype, in a macho culture, a man earns respect through his ability to lead his family, make sexual conquests, and defend his honour, with violence if necessary.
But what does macho culture mean in real life? And what if blaming it for violence against women in Mexico is in fact part of the problem?
Producer/Author Catherine Whittaker URL https://theconversation.com/why-macho-culture-is-not-to-blame-for-violence-against-women-in-mexico-122900 Persons Catherine Whittaker