Essay heading: "Movimientos de redeldia y las culturas que traicionan" from Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldua

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Men established the rules and women conveyed them. Gloria Anzaldua's culture demeaned women to that of less than a man. Women were submissive to males according to culture and the Church. As women, their duties and roles in life were mapped out for them. Women were predestined to become wives and mothers...
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Women were predestined to become wives and mothers. One was considered a failure if she did not marry and have children because this was her primary role. Rigid gender roles claimed men to be the superior gender and women to be passive. Based on what culture condemned, individuals exist last as the self and are meant to provide for family first (Anzaldua 38-40)...
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