Stereotypes

It’s a Girl!

38 years and two months ago (okay and one day) my mother-in-law went to the hospital in labor with Nacho. Obviously way back when she had no idea if Nacho was going to be Nacho or Natalie, but with one daughter already and an extremely similar pregnancy, both she and my father-in-law were convinced another […]

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the working woman and to highlight the sexist disparities that exist. It’s no secret that sexism still runs fairly rampant in Spanish society. Sure, the modern Spaniard might do his fair share of housework and many women are valued resources in their companies, but the […]

Bald and funny

Last week one of my coworkers was kind enough to give me a ride home from the office. As we made our way through Madrid’s late afternoon rush hour we somehow started chatting about stereotypes – particularly those stereotypes associated with the people of a different country. You know the kind I’m talking about… everyone […]