Before World War II, the author argues that Mexican American young women were more closely watched. Their fathers, brothers, mothers and other family members all were making sure that these girls did not dishonor their families by being sexually promiscuous and wearing things were considered inappropriate. However, when World War II began and when America officially became involved in the fighting overseas, and when the men in the family left, the younger women began rebelling against the social and culture norms that were forced upon them for their entire life. The author states that because the men left, the women were finally allowed to do what they please. Despite the fact that the older women in their families were unhappy with the younger women’s fashion and attitude choices, they were unable to stop the younger women from doing what they please.
Since the United States was in a wartime, it gave women the opportunity both to expand their choices with fashion but also it gave them the chance to work with gave them the money to buy what they please. Even tho...
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...Mexican Americans have and what was expected of the women in their families but it would also help the clarity of the essay. Of how the community members went from disapproving of the Pachucas to accepting the Pachucas as part of the Mexican American female identity.
In conclusion, while the author presents on the surface level and strong, convincing argument, a deeper look shows how the author argument needs a bit more evidence before this essay completely me. Despite this argument not being as strong as it could be, this essay does show how racism, sexism and cultural norms have affected history and how it affected, and still does affect, the Mexican American female identity. And it shows how changes in identity are not always met with positivity, in fact, this essay shows how changing parts of one’s identity are almost always met with negativity and criticism.
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