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By Matthew Basso

ISBN-10: 0415924715

ISBN-13: 9780415924719

In around the nice Divide, a few of our top historians glance to either the heritage of masculinity within the West and to the ways in which this adventure has been represented in video clips, well known song, dimestore novels, and folklore.

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Men demonstrated honor if they acted with hombrfa (manliness) by exerting authority over their families, displaying honesty and loyalty, and guarding the reputations of themselves and their dependents. 4 But there the similarities ended. When it came to sexual morality, a strict double standard prevailed. Women displayed shame when they were sexually pure and displayed the utmost discretion around men. Verguenza brought blushes to a woman's face when lewd matters were discussed, and called for timidity around men.

He threw her to the floor, put his foot on her throat, and with the knife cut off her braids and hair. Don Francisco hurled the braids at his mother-in-law and dragged his wife out of the house. Why such violent treatment? " He had heard that during his absence Juan Garda had propositioned his wife to adultery, giving her two sheep as a present and taking her in his carriage to the fiesta at Los Ranchos. For this Dona Marfa RosaHa had brought scandal to his reputation, "because she will not live in seclusion .

Trujillo took my virginity and now states in his affidavit that I have bad and unruly habits. I was silenced and would have remained silent to protect my honor and that of my "Tell Me with Whom You Walk and I Will Tell You Who You Are" 39 parents, but time finally displayed my disgrace with a pregnancy from the said rape, and because of this my parents finally charged me to declare, not without substantial shame, that: the said Josef Trujillo (and none other) raped me in the manner I have described.

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