Why is it “okay” for men to be angry, or blow off steam, but when women do it - especially Latinas - somehow, it’s just not acceptable? Racism and sexism only go so far as to explain away these stereotypes, what’s really at issue is how we buy into them as a culture. The spicy Latina stereotype is attractive in its stereotyping, it’s sexy and cute, and so it’s an easy purchase. The truth is, though, Latinas are not slaves to their anger, anymore than men or other women.
— “Why Latinas Aren’t Allowed to be Angry”