Is it harder for women to succeed in the world today? Some would argue and say that it is, others will say that for some women it is not. Women are coming up in the world, more than housewives, more than just caregivers, more than just what it was back in the day. Women are showing strides for getting an education, rising in positions with companies and even becoming CEO’s.
Running a food truck has its challenges like waking up extra early to catch the morning rush, cook food, making sure that there is an ample amount of supplies to get through the day, and of course, making sure that all money is accounted for and so on.
Yet with the pressure of a very male dominated world, how do women cope? Let’s take for an example that a Latino came to this country to fulfill an American Dream of running a food truck. But she gets told or is assigned to do the entire cooking, prepping and shopping for it. How does she cope with it? Does she just go for it or does she try to compromise with the men and asking them to help her cook?
On the other hand, when Latino men, for example, are on the food truck, they prefer the women to cook. To some, this is a cultural thing, in so that, women are brought up cooking food while men work. For others, it is a way for women to make a living especially if they are undocumented immigrants coming to this country.
One other challenge that women and men alike, face are “the police, who issue summonses to vendors for a variety of violations.” Too many violations can shut a food truck down and other violations can carry fines. This is not only a burden to the business, but the hopes of moving forward with the food truck are slim.
Is the issue here of fairness or cultural upbringing? If men are “in business to make money”, why is it that women have to get up early and prep for the day? Why not the men do it? Do men think they are not accomplishing something nor do they just have it embedded in their head that maybe “women cook and men make the money”?
The world many never have just one answer.