El Cero

short stories

“Many men in the shantytowns are trapped by highly gendered identity and behavioral expectations that collide with their life projects.”

“…learning to be real men among real malandros. Yet in their toughness and apparent invincibility he and his peers were strikingly vulnerable…”

Francisco Ferrándiz (Malandros)

Perhaps those that feel most vulnerable react the strongest, striving towards these aggressive ways of being as both a form of protection, and as a means of achieving dignity within a system that despises them.

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