by Jasmin Cardenas
Jasmin takes you into the rabbit hole of panic that she faces when she gets engaged to be married. Questions about her identity and her role as a woman surface as she tries to weed through old world Latino expectations while being an educated American woman today.
- Give examples from the lives of women in Jasmin’s story that show societal expectations or limitation on girls and women.
- What stereotype does Jasmin believe to be true, at the beginning of the story, about being a married woman?
- How does her Colombian aunt expose the layered complications women face? When do/can women have power? What holds women back?
- What could it mean that Jasmin keeps her maiden name?
- What is your cultural identity? Think of a time when you struggled with your identity, how did society support or challenge you?
- In your life, do you see women treated unequally to their male counterparts? Where? (give examples)
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Film Documentary: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide http://www.halftheskymovement.org/pages/film
Website: Remezcla is a grassroots project among writers and creatives to cover Latino culture, that grew into an influential media brand for Latino millennial’s with national & international contributors and reach. www.Remezcla.com
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