Monday, April 11, 2011

Today’s Video: Keep ‘em barefoot and pregnant

Women throughout Latin America have made great strides in combating outdated attitudes of machismo. (For instance, Marisela Morales Ibáñez became Mexico’s first female Attorney General). Unfortunately, obtaining overall gender equality continues to be an uphill climb especially in areas where traditional views of men and women are still espoused.

Al Bundy on “Married With Children” may’ve beaten Colombian Beto Barreto to the punch yet that didn’t stop him from founding the Casanare Machista Movement. Barreto, who as you can see in the video below has the looks only a mother might love, created his political platform with the expressed purpose of stripping women’s rights. Luckily his misogynistic notions of making adultery legal only for men and eliminating obligatory child support payments have mercifully not caught on with the general public.

(Click here for part two).

Video Source – Univision via YouTube
Online Sources- BBC Mundo, Urban Dictionary

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