The differences between people in El Salvador’s rural areas, and their counterparts in the city, are stark. There are differences in the way they dress, eat, and speak, among other things. Of course, this is true in many parts of the world, but the differences are especially pronounced in "Third World Countries", where the rural population live lifestyles with low access to education, healthcare, and basic commodities. While more affluent urban dwellers live modern, 21st Century lives. These differences become points for discrimination.

Rural women wear skirts, a common trait that strongly adheres to gender norms. Many of them also wear aprons as part of their daily attire - they are housewives, expected to cook and clean; or they work as maids in wealthy houses, doing the same. In certain religions women are expected to cover their heads, in deference to men being the head of the household. These customs in society mark them as members of the lower-income group, and targets for discrimination.