Guadalupe The Sex Goddess Analysis

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Growing up in a Mexican household we have been taught to be pure. Our parents always told us that we should not get pregnant or give ourselves to any man that comes into our life. We as the latino community are left with questions but we were too ashamed or scared to ask them, which led to many pregnant teens and abusive relationships. B. V Olguin in the poem “Boys’ and Sandra Cisneros in her essay “Guadalupe the Sex Goddess” used their teen experiences to show us sexuality within their culture. Teens’ minds start wandering during puberty, like why is hair growing or why are we bleeding from “down there?” We are also ashamed of our body. During puberty most women and men become self conscious about their body because others have bigger breast …show more content…
We have grown up into this patriarchal religion which judges women for being sexual and encourages men to fight for a living. In both reading we see two commandments, which are the foundations for each issue both authors talk about. In “Guadalupe the Sex Goddess” we see commandment number 6, you should not commit adultery. Religion doesn 't let us be who we want to be. It makes us be like everyone else because we all come from god but god made us all different. In religion women have been cursed by eve’s decision, “pointed us women to our destiny”(cisneros, 45) which is disappointing that the church does not let us make our own decision. In “Boys” we see commandment number 5, you should not kill, because some boxers mess up and end up killing their competition. In religion men are seen as the powerful ones, to the fact that even boxing competitions are held at the “church basement.”(2) This is double standard, men can be aggressive and disobedient but when a woman disobeys the church we are punished. Men are encouraged to fight because it shows their masculinity. I see the quote two ways: first, masculinity is the basic of all religions and the second one is that church is keeping the fights on the low. The fact that boxers are changing under the church is ironic because commandment talks about not killing someone, which boxers end up doing sooner or later. But this is all fine with the church because boys are being …show more content…
Both growing up in a Latino community impacted their writing toward sexuality and gender because of the lack of recourses. Latino communities lack the sexual education because most middle schools are low funded and parents do not have the time to teach their kids due to long working days. This matters because it increases the pregnancy rates in teens and men are more prone to get sexual transmited diseases. We clearly see an unbalanced in gender punishment for not having sex education , but not only in education do we see this unbalanced. Women are pressured by society more than men because of their sexual life. Men are encouraged to have sex with multiple ladies because it makes him more manly, while women are shamed for having sex for pleasure. In criticisms we see both genders getting shamed but we see more of the female shaming than men. Women are called names more than men, for example “slut” and “whore” , but men we only hear “manwhore”. This matters because women are shamed for activities that men lead them to do or even force them to do. Men actions are not revealed because we do live in a patriarchal society so our eyes are shut when men do something harmful. Puberty, Shamaness and Church go hand in hand because without the church we would not have this critical society. Also, without this religion we would be more clear on our sexual orientation

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