Women's role in the Dominican Republic is mostly doing domestic work. They cook,clean, watch children, and also marry young.
They don't work outside of the home, and they tend to be important to the community and the government . They go to college and the majority of people who go to college are them .
The men are the decision makers and financial providers or "head of the family". Machismo for a Dominican man is having strong masculine pride. Machismo is anything that men say, think, or do to show themselves as men.
Dominican males see themselves as conquistadores (conquerors), of women. It's a game they play to see how many women they can “conquer.” Each woman they claim is added as a notch to their belts, which increases their status as male.The aggressiveness of Dominican males can be a lot to handle for people new to the country.
Merengue is the most popular form of Dominican dance in the musical life. In the Dominican Republic dance and music is in everyday life. Merengue is the most popular form of Dominican dance, and dominates the musical life .
Bachata is another type of Dominican music and dance that is very popular . It focuses on life in the country and romances.