During the early colonial period, certain filtered elements of Spanish culture, especially from southern and western Spain, became set into the mix of colonial and indigenous society that developed in the New World.
We will look more closely at the now prevalent "mestizo" model that arose with that colonization on the Pacific as a way to understand the roots of such still-dominant views on these issues.
This, in turn, will allow us to postulate a psychological profile of male and female sexuality and of the violence that so strongly accompanies gender relations.
Nor did they experience the subjugation imposed by the Spanish on the indigenous.
Their geographical ubiquity went hand in hand with their social ubiquity, which both drew them near and pushed them away from indigenous as well as Spanish.
The socially constructed notion of what men and women should be like includes permissible expectations, values, behaviors and forms of relating, all of which is the stuff of gender models.
The crises, contradictions and transformations in gender models have been very complex in Nicaragua’s originally indigenous and now multiethnic society.This Spanish-native population dichotomy was complicated by the groups of people born of other mixes among those of indigenous, Spanish and African descent.Since they belonged to neither the conquerors nor the conquered, they fell outside the legal order established in the 16th century. Sofía Montenegro What should men be like, and what should women be like? An audacious, pioneering and much needed study offers us some troubling answers and inescapable challenges.Many of these children were born of "illegitimate" unions.