Paquita la del Barrio has stated that men do not deserve the sacrifice of women who alter their bodies to please them more (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
One of the most difficult unspoken struggles, both individually and collectively, has been the exposure of the importance of not talking about other people’s bodies. That people’s looks are not a topic of conversation, and even less criticism. However, there is always a famous person who will skip all efforts and, perhaps with good intentions, fall into the trap of pointing the finger at others when they find something wrong. This is what happened to Paquita la del Barrio, who harshly criticizes women who undergo aesthetic plastic surgery.
The subject gives one of his songs to compose. Those who have been the flag of feminism over the years with folksy tones, speaking outright about abuse and abandonment. well says your success’Two-legged rat,” a song written as a political protest but, in the voice of Paquita, aroused the anger of hundreds of betrayed women.
Paquita la del Barrio’s career also includes a presence in Mexican political life. (Photo credit should read Oscar Martinez/Eyepix Group/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
But far from supporting women, his recent pronouncements make it clear that machismo is often so deeply embedded in our ideas and customs that we spread it unintentionally.
“Let anyone refute me, but that’s what women do to make men like them more,” Paquita la del Barrio said on the El Gordo y la Flaca program, advising all those women who are about to have cosmetic surgery undergo to adjust something they don’t like to do. “Men don’t deserve so many victims when you want them, but they don’t deserve so many victims that you cut your skin off, do you?”.
To think that a woman’s only goal in changing her physical appearance is to make a man like her belittles a woman in so many ways: her intelligence, her self-esteem, her choices. your way of seeing yourself. That’s not in keeping with the legacy built by the 75-year-old singer, who has been a popular spokesperson for suffering making us stronger.
However, every coin has two sides. Although Paquita la del Barrio was voicing more opinions, participating in people’s decisions about their own bodies and slipping into missteps, a product of years – centuries! – the macho culture, we must save the value and essence of your comment: And it is that everything we do for our body, for our appearance, should not correspond to the interests of others, but our own.
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Paquita la del Barrio is living history of Latin American music and representation of our culture. (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
The search for well-being, self-esteem, feeling comfortable in one’s own skin is not a task that should be taken on by the media, advertising or social networks. It must be a private duty. The decision to dye our hair or have surgery on any part of our body must be motivated by our own acceptance, so that’s where Paquita has her point.
33 CDs recorded, hundreds of stages touring, and an exciting life story that even inspired a television series, are proof that Francisca Viveros Barradas, known as Paquita la del Barrio, is a living history of Latin American music and a representation of our culture. Not for nothing received recognition at the Billboard Awards in 2021and has the affection and respect of an audience made up of different generations.