In addition to the more permissive and irresponsible attitudes on drinking and driving held by many Hispanic illegal aliens, as detailed in the previous section, the Washington Post reported in a June 2002 article, In Mexico, an Unpunished Crime, there is a "machismo culture," instilled through what is learned in the home, school and church, which has allowed many men to "believe they are superior and dominant, and that women are an object." The article goes on, "when it comes to punishing sexual violence against women, surprisingly little has changed in a century. In many parts of Mexico, the penalty for stealing a cow is harsher than the punishment for rape."
As reported in a VDARE article, Mexican Sexual Diversity:
"... the social status of women in some rural areas is not much better than the Taliban level, where females have no civil rights and are essentially slaves for men. As an example, a kind of kidnap-for-sex custom remains legal in Oaxaca, a southern state of Mexico. In "Oaxaca last summer, the one-year-old, government-funded Oaxacan Women's Institute persuaded the legislature to pass heavy criminal penalties against a practice known as ‘rapto.' Laws in most Mexican states define rapto as a case where a man kidnaps a woman not for ransom, but with the intent of marrying her or to satisfy his "erotic sexual desire." The new law championed by the women's group established penalties of at least 10 years in prison. But in March, the state legislature reversed itself and again made the practice a minor infraction. A key legislator - a man - argued for the reduction, calling the practice harmless and ‘romantic."
As noted by Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D. of the Violent Crimes Institute in Importing Violence: The Danger of Immigration from Violent Cultures:
"Over the past several years, the U.S. has seen a large influx of immigrants, both legal and illegal, from countries whose values are opposed to the rights guaranteed by the U.S. constitution. Specifically, there are large numbers of immigrants coming from countries that are misogynistic. These societies accord women little to no rights, and the idea of violence committed by men against women and children is not unusual.
... The fact is that South American male attitudes toward females are often archaic and misogynistic. Thus it is not surprising that the U.S. is seeing more attacks against women and little girls committed by these immigrants. In August 2005, illegal immigrant Jose Ramirez from El Salvador was charged with the violent attack of a 15 year old girl who refused to respond when he whistled at her (Roh, 2005).Perhaps such primitive behavior stems from the homeland culture. El Salvador and Guatemala have had a string of unsolved brutal murders where young females have been abducted and cut apart. Authorities have found body parts, including heads scattered around. In one instance, two female heads were deposited right in front of a local police station, blood still oozing from the severed heads (Miles, 2003). Gangs are suspected in these crimes as it is often part of their initiation to kill.
If you are not yet disgusted, you will be. Not only are criminal immigrants coming from cultures that are misogynistic, but they are changing U.S. culture in response to their sickness. Many illegal aliens join violent gangs which take over neighborhoods and terrorize innocent citizens. These gangs are highly organized with tentacles spread through several countries. The mantra of the deadly MS13 gang is: blood in, blood out. And the chilling effects of the illegal aliens participation in these gangs are very far reaching. For example, on December 19, 2002, Victor Cruz, Jose Hernandez, Armando Juvenal, and Carlos Rodriguez were involved with the drawn out gang rape of an unsuspecting 42 year old New York woman."
The "machismo culture" is not just a Mexican attribute. As noted in Violence against women in South Asian countries:
"Rigid cultures and patriarchal attitudes which devalue the role of women, result in the wide spread occurrence of violence against women. The family structure, in which the man is the undisputed ruler of the household, and activities within the family are seen as private, allows violence to occur at home. As well as traditional forms of violence such as wife-battering and sexual assault, women in these countries are also exposed to dowry crimes such as bride burning, kidnapping for the purposes of prostitution, and "honor killings." Laws permit discrimination against women and discourage reporting of violent acts."
Is this the attitude we want to be importing into the USA to save ten cents on a head of lettuce?
For detailed descriptions of just some of the crimes committed by illegal aliens, often due to the machismo culture, go back up to the SEXUAL CRIMES section and start clicking on the links or see Immigrations Human Cost, Victims of Illegal Aliens and Read This.
Connect the dots.
As previously noted in The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants in the United States, by researcher Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, the illegal alien population contains a higher percentage of sex offenders. Allowing illegal aliens to wantonly violate our sovereignty resulted in an estimated 960,000 victims of sex crimes in the 88 months examined in the study. That is 10,909 per month or about 364 per day. Does that sound like a victimless crime? How many more children must be abused or women raped before we say enough is enough? We have enough home grown degenerates and perverts in the US without allowing illegal aliens to simply walk in with their machismo attitudes and prey on American women and children.
For an interesting insight into the sexism embedded in the Mexican culture, see "Violated Twice:" Mexican Rape Victims are Regularly Denied Abortions which notes:
"The group (Las Libres, a Guanajato women's rights group), also works to combat the overall sexism and impunity that usually allows rapists to escape unpunished and puts women through a "second rape" if they try to report the crime and receive medical treatment or an abortion.
"They say women are liars and are inventing the rape to get an abortion," said Cruz. "Or they say they invited the rape, that they're easy. They say how were you dressed, did you like him or not. In Mexico women are treated as sexual objects, not people. If a woman is walking alone in the street, anyone can insult her or touch her body. Even in her own house, she can be raped and abused."
... Though there are no reliable statistics, rape is thought to be exceedingly common in Mexico. It is estimated that at most, one in 10 victims report the crime. Government officials have reported an estimated incidence of about 120,000 to 130,000 rapes per year; but Marianne Mollmann, the women's rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch, said the real number is probably closer to one million.
In many states sex with a minor is only a crime if the child is "honest" and "chaste," and in many states the age of consent is 12, 13, 14 or "at puberty" regardless of age. And the criminalizing of incest victims means that incest cases are rarely prosecuted. In 2005, for example, the state of Guanajato investigated a woman for incest after her father, who had been molesting her since age six, reported her to authorities. The woman's husband told Human Rights Watch that the local public prosecutor threatened to arrest his wife on incest charges.
Women generally have little control of their bodies and sexuality; they are expected to submit unquestioningly to their husbands' sexual demands. In 1994, the Supreme Court ruled that men could force their wives to have sex for the purpose of procreation. This ruling wasn't overturned until 2005."
Anybody see anything from NOW on this aspect of illegal immigration?
Unfortunately, the machismo attitudes and being in the country illegally breeds even more crime within the illegal alien community. As noted in a September 2005 AP story by Amanda Keim, Abused immigrants don't know about legal remedies:
"Maria never saw her husband explode until their wedding night, when he got angry at a guest and kicked a door. Five years later, he was pointing a gun at her head, threatening to shoot their two young children and saying he would harm Maria's family if she reported him.
Then the rapes began. Maria was too afraid to report the abuse to the police. As an undocumented immigrant living in southern Arizona, she lived in fear that she would be deported if she made any contact with authorities.
Maria isn't alone. Untold numbers of immigrant women across the country suffer at the hands of husbands who know their immigrant spouses are terrified of being forced to leave the country and exploit that fear to continue the abuse.
... Spouses who are in the United States legally often use immigration status as a control tactic to keep victims from reporting abuse, said Montserrat Caballero, program director for Su Voz Vale, Spanish for Your Voice Counts, a bilingual and bicultural program in the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault. The program offers therapy, crisis intervention and referral services primarily to Latina assault victims.
... in abusive situations, the spouse will often threaten to cancel immigration papers and report the immigrant or her family to authorities, said Seattle attorney Ann Benson, director of the Washington Defender Association's Immigration Project, a program to advance immigrants' rights.
"They're essentially held hostage in this marriage because of their immigration status," Benson said. "Their abusive spouses kept green cards from them to wield control."
... "What is a woman going to do if she reports an abusive partner and has nowhere to go? She's not going to report it," she said."
Is this the attitude we want in immigrants coming to America? Or are we going to wait until it gets as bad as In Juarez murders, progress but few answers where over 400 Mexican women have been abducted, raped and murdered? The article points out:
"The only thing certain in the case seems to be the victim profile. The majority of the victims are under 18, a handful between the ages of one and four. Two-thirds are students, domestic or factory workers from poor backgrounds.
... Another common factor is that many of the young women were kidnapped and subjected to brutal sexual violence before being killed. Amnesty International estimates that at least 139 of the more than 400 of the victims were sexually assaulted, often "beyond the act of rape."
The injuries include bite-marks, stab wounds, and other types of mutilation and beatings. The cause of death in more than 70 percent was either asphyxia resulting from strangulation or injuries caused by blows.
... the situation in Ciudad Juarez, which has also spread to neighboring Chihuahua, is emblematic of the general violence against women that undermines human rights protection throughout Mexico.
... There has been a tendency since early in the investigation to blame the victims, says Carmona, referring to public comments made by several members of the Chihuahua state police and to the general lack of protection for women who are victims of violence. It was only in 1997 that the Mexican government updated the civil and criminal code to bring penalties for crimes related to family violence and rape in line with international standards. Laws against domestic violence exist in only eight of the country's 31 states, among which there is no uniformity."
As noted in a News 14 Carolina report, Culture might be factor in sexual abuse:
"A recently released report compiled by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department showed there has been a 50 percent increase in sexual assault among the local Hispanic population. But experts say part of that might be attributed to cultural differences.
In many Hispanic cultures, it is acceptable for men to engage in sexual activity with younger women, says Dr. Elizabeth Peterson-Vita, who is speaking this week at a mental health conference in Charlotte. She is focusing on cultural differences concerning North Carolina's growing Hispanic community.
"We always have to look at cultural norms, and if people are coming from other areas and different cultures, we have to understand the culture that they've come from and the ideas they have, which may not be synonymous with American culture and law," she said.
Such culture clashes are to be expected when there is such a large influx of immigrants, social workers say. "As the Latino population in Charlotte and North Carolina continues to burgeon, there's going to be all sorts of things that come along with that," said Lynn Bradley Hiltz of Hope Haven.
Those things will require education on what is culturally acceptable and what is illegal, experts say."
Notice the dismissal of the crimes by the social workers? Evidently we need to understand and accept their cultural differences and then educate Hispanic illegal aliens that molestation, rape, and murder is a "no-no." What happened to all the good Hispanic and Catholic values?
Heather MacDonald further notes in Hispanic Family Values? that runaway illegitimacy is creating a new U.S. underclass and that:
"Conservatives who support open borders are fond of invoking "Hispanic family values" as a benefit of unlimited Hispanic immigration. Marriage is clearly no longer one of those family values. But other kinds of traditional Hispanic values have survived - not all of them necessarily ideal in a modern economy, however. One of them is the importance of having children early and often. "It's considered almost a badge of honor for a young girl to have a baby," says Peggy Schulze of Chrysalis House, an adoption agency in Fresno. (Fresno has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in California, typical of the state's heavily Hispanic farm districts.)."Unfortunately, another troubling aspect of Hispanic culture that has terrible and long lasting consequences is illegitimacy.Seeing Today's Immigrants Straight, "Half of all children born to Hispanic Americans in 2002 were illegitimate, twice the rate for American whites and 42 percent higher than the overall American rate. The (illegitimate) birthrate for Hispanic teens is higher than that for Black teens. In Santa Ana, California, which has the highest proportion of people who speak Spanish at home of any large U.S. city - 74 percent - the teen birthrate was twice the national teen average in 2000. This predilection for out-of-wedlock childbearing among Hispanics cannot be blamed solely on corrosive American culture, since the illegitimacy rate for foreign-born Hispanics is 40 percent. The illegitimacy rate in Mexico is 38 percent; in El Salvador, it is 72 percent."
This trend is also noted in New Study Says Unwed Latina Moms Less Likely to Marry where it is reported:
"In a newly released study by a Cornell University researcher, unwed mothers were found to be less likely than other women to improve their lives financially through marriage.
In fact, while white and Black unwed mothers were 30 percent less likely to marry than other women, unwed Latina mothers were 56 percent less likely to marry than single childless women.
We can probably attribute that huge discrepancy to cultural shame where no macho man would marry a woman who had children by another hombre, but that same macho man has no problem living with the woman and being "daddy" to her children, at least in name."
How much of the illegitimacy is a result of rapes and the "machisimo attitude" is unknown but the permissive cultural attitudes greatly contribute to the problem.
The US is a nation of laws and most Americans respect the rule of law. However, this is in direct contrast to Mexico and most third world countries where endemic corruption permeates the society, bribery is a way of life, drug cartels control and run things, illegitimacy is an accepted norm, women are but sexual objects, and individuals operate in a "survivor" and "machismo" mentality.
The perpetrators with these attitudes are the ones coming into the United States and committing so many of the sexual crimes detailed in a previous section.
As noted in an article by Frosty Wooldridge, Spiral of Immigrant Corruption in America:
"Corruption becomes a mechanism by which Third World societies operate," Heath Boatwright said. "When you immigrate millions of them illegally into the United States, you create exactly the same lawlessness in our country. They feel at home because so many of their countrymen break the law with fellow illegal aliens that it is a normal, continuance of their behavior in our civilization."
Such attitudes only bred more "victimless" crime and are more collateral damage to save ten cents on a head of lettuce.