Historically, premarital sex was considered a moral issue which was taboo in many cultures and considered a sin by a number of religions, but since about the s , it has become more widely accepted, especially in Western countries. Individuals believed that girls should be educated enough to read the bible and religious devotionals, but should not be taught to write. In some cultures, for example in many modern Western cultures, many people do not hold value in sexual abstinence before marriage. Archived from the original on 3 March In Mexico City, the area of Iztapalapa has the highest rates of rape , violence against women , and domestic violence in the capital. The division of social classes was essential and such divisions were expressed through the attire worn by individuals. Asian, Hispanic, and Euro-American women with high levels of spirituality were found to have a correlation between conservative sexual attitudes and perceived religiosity.
Prior to the independence, women were only allowed to act as their children's guardians until the age of seven in cases of separation of widowhood. As of , Mexico has the 16th highest rate of homicides committed against women in the world. Growing up, unmarried girls were expected to be virgins and were closely chaperoned to ensure their virginity stayed intact until their marriage.
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Women in Mexico
The role of population policy in Mexico. Archived May 13, , at the Wayback Machine. Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America. Women were inclined to marry individuals belonging to the same social group as their fathers. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Women of Mexico. Due to the strong system of racial hierarchy, known as the sistema de castas , women tended to dress in accordance with their level of wealth and racial status.