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Unformatted text preview: 3-17-2008Gender and Politics in Latin AmericaTraditional womens roles and positionsChanges since the 1960sContinuing gender inequitiesNeoliberal reforms and their effects on womenTraditional Gender Norms and StatusPatriarchyfathers and husbands having legal and de facto power over daughters and wives; women having no independent legal rightsoHusband owed all common property; the only women who could own property would be widows or unmarried women who inherited property from their parentsoUnmarried women typically went to the monastery or went to an extended household of another male family memberoTraditionally there were no single women living by themselvesMachismocultural norm that emphasizes male virility, superiority, and control, particularly over womenMarianismocultural norm that emphasizes women as custodians of virtue, piety, and spirituality, and as mothersoConfinement to domestic sphereoParticipation in agricultural labor and trading, depending on economic necessity and...
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