According to the Sexism in the Workplace article, sexism is defined as the discrimination of gender (Anonymous, 2012). Within the Hispanic community, sexism against women is very common. Some argue it is difficult to rid the community of this attitude because men believe it is acceptable, or that men have the right to be sexist within their households. Many Hispanic fathers tell their sons to show no sign of emotion because many believe it is a sign of weakness, and that only women should show their emotions. In the Hispanic community, this is known as "machismo". At the same time, many feel women have not taken enough action against Hispanic sexism, and that both men and women allow inequality to keep happening. At its worse, sexism can lead to mental health issues and domestic violence. Victims of the problem become so berated that their self-esteem becomes really low. Women then are stuck in an in denial stage, where they make themselves believe that this awful treatment is normal. This usually means that people end up living with this problem their whole lives without doing a thing about it. This occurs due to the lack of knowledge of the discrimination in the Hispanic community. While sexism occurs towards men as well, this attitude mostly hurts women. In the community, this issue affects all people in higher education, their homes, and even influences their jobs and careers as well.
*You can see in the picture that sexism is being promoted, which is one of the main reasons why this problem hasn't vanished.