This book is RIDICULOUS!
and should be titled "The Search for Raymond Archer's Non-existent Sex Drive"
For those of you who may dismiss the comments in this section by saying "This book is about The Dominican Republic, it has nothing to do with me", please remember that all "travel guides" and Raymond Archer will eventually hit YOUR country.
This book is disgusting, demeaning, and hurtful. I have half a mind to
organize a protest -- it may yet come to pass.
In any case, I am not so much shocked (I knew it was a matter of time) as I am horrified that it actually came to fruition. The first step is to get our own men to stop propagating this type of thing since many invite their foreign friends to visit The D.R. and other Latin American countries offering this very type of entertainment as an incentive/selling point -- a situation (prostitution) which is a by-product of how our countries have been treated historically -- the collateral damage of imperialism in microcosm, if you will. But, as someone famous (Eleanor Roosevelt comes to mind) said: "No one can insult you without your permission."
Another step is to write letters, poems, screenplays, and literature that condemns this behavior for what it is, basically, men with certain "shortcomings" projecting their insecurities. So instead of creating a furor over J-Lo's assets, how about her ability to act as in "Money Train"? Instead of movies like "Chasing Papi," how about movies like "Frida" that at least attempt to showcase the talents of real Latino greats, even, gasp, Latina women?
A third step is for women of all cultures and nationalities to stop using the language of men to regulate each other for the sake of and approval of men. Interestingly enough, we women, as a practice are the first to call each other, for example, whores while men plan their vacations to treat us accordingly.
First Columbus...now this...how many times do they plan to rape us?
And how many times, do we plan to lay back and take it?
Raymond Archer better hope he does not run into another custom perhaps erroneously ascribed to Dominican people -- a machete.
College Professor and PROUD DOMINICAN WOMAN