11 Things We Think Happen In A Machista Latino Culture, But Don’t – Because Women Run The Show
Men are the ones wearing los pantalones in Latino households, right? Not quite. As much as they love to think so, and even brag about it, there is plenty of proof las mujeres are running it.
Guess who handles the finances?
Mom – even if daddy is the one bringing home the bacon.
Dad always turns to mom for advice.
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Because he knows she’s the wiser one.
Women chose which social engagements they attend as a couple.
Some men couldn’t decide if their life depended on it.
You always spend major holidays with mom’s side of the family.
Because there’s only so much tension between la suegra and mom a dinner can withstand.
She also decides what the family eats.
You know dad’s always asking ‘¿qué quieres comer?’
Novelas > fútbol.
She’s the one who really controls the remote.
Mom filters who’s allowed in the house.
She bans fake friends, and anyone else she doesn’t like. Dad couldn’t care less.
She’s even the one to approve or disapprove of your significant other.
Dad no se mete.
Mami sets up curfew.
Because dad always says…
“Go ask your mom.”
Because she always has the last word.