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El papel subordinado de las mujeres


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'Pero yo soy buena perra'
Poncia, Act 1: But I'm a good bitch.
'Las mujeres en la iglesia no deben mirar más hombre que al oficiante.'
Bernarda, Act 1: The women in the church should not look at any man but the priest.
'Eso tiene ser mujer'
Bernarda, Act 1: That's what it is to be a woman.
'Hilo y aguja para las hembras. Látigo y mula para el varón. Eso tiene la gente que nace con posibles.'
Bernarda, Act 1: Needle and threat for females. Mule and whip for the man. That is the fate of people of substance.'
'Malditas sean las mujeres.'
Magdalena, Act 1: Women are cursed. (Hard to be a woman)
'A ellos les importa la tierra las yuntas y una perra sumisa que les dé de comer.'
Martirio, Act 1: All they care about is their oxen and their land and some submissive little creature to cook their food.
'Nacer mujer es el mayor castigo.'
Amelia, Act 2: To be born a woman is the greatest punishment.
'Necesito una mujer buena modosa y ésa eres tú si me das la conformidad.'
Pepe (to Angustias), Act 2: I need a good woman, modest, and that can be you if you comply.
'deja la cama por la mesa y luego la mesa por la tabernilla.'
Poncia, Act 2: 'leave the bed for the table, and then the table for the pub.'
'No procures descubrirlas. No le preguntes y desde luego que no te veo llorar jamás.'
Bernarda, Act 3: Don't try to find out what it is. Never ask him. Above all, never let him see you cry. (to Angustias, about marriage)
'Una mujer no sabe apuntar'
Bernarda, Act 3: A woman cannot shoot straight.