Mamis, tías, and madrinas collectively agreed that, although money did not guarantee a healthy relationship, a man should still be the greatest contributor to household finances. It was ironic, then, that when Chimbala ft. El Chima's “Tu Eres Una Chapiadora” introduced the term to the Dominican diaspora in 2013, "chapiadora" was used to hypersexualize and shame women who pursued men for financial gain.

A resident of Pilsen for 14 years, Rosa Esquivel was concerned when she read Chicago Detours’ proposal. Esquivel is the board secretary for Pilsen Alliance, a neighborhood social justice organization representing the area's working class and immigrants, and she is no stranger to teaching others about gentrification.