During my two years living in Peru I have witnessed one too many times, verbal abuse, expectations to be waited on hand and foot, expectations that the woman will take charge of the child’s every need, and many more examples of everyday machismo. That is why this Peruvian Profile goes out to the greatest Peruvian father I’ve ever met, Wilder, a change agent and example to his friends and extended family. The greatest part is that he doesn’t know it… He just does it.
As a stuggling mother, Maria saved for a month to be able to afford the S/.10 ($3.50) passage to compete in an artisan fair an hour from her home. When I approached her booth she laid her sleeping 3 year old son on the dirt floor and greeted me with a larger than life smile….