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In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, they call Muxes – men who consider themselves women and live in a socially-sanctioned limbo between the two genders. [Video by Ivan Olita.]

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Hey Vato’s Chuy is hungry so asks his sister Angie to make some food, because that’s what women do, right? Angie is not in complete agreement. [NSFW adult language.]

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fridagroupmediumThe many faces of Frida Kahlo include a somber Frida, all of 17, in a three-piece suit. [Mas…]

flordeloloacheThey’re white, they’re black, they’re brown, they’re women, they’re mariachis. In New York. Flor de Toloache represent! [Mas…]

Video: The Nuts and Bolts of Chican@ Feminist Theory

by Lucida Grandé March 25, 2015 Cultura
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You say you want to understand Chican@ Feminist Theory? We have just what you’ve been looking for. Huh? Video creator Rafael Solorzano explains

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Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)

by Lucida Grandé March 3, 2015 Audio
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“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR. That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and […]

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Woman needs stricter hubby test than ‘not a drunk, won’t beat me’

by María Purísima October 21, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Sandra Ceballos made a shocking discovery Friday night when she was out with her girlfriends. The standards she’d been using to find a good husband were, as her friend Jenny put it, “appallingly low.” Ceballos, whose family is from Mexico, was raised to believe that if a man is not too […]

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Enough with the sassy sexy Latina stereotype! (video)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 7, 2014 Cultura
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It’s not that Latinas don’t love hearing how their individual characteristics pale in comparison to stereotypes thrown around on talk radio…well, actually, they don’t love it. At all. NOLA student Sophia Garcia says the stereotypes that bother her most are the ones she hears when she share her “opinions” — that she’s being overly “spicy” […]

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@SaraChicaD explains how to deal with mansplaining (video)

by Comic Saenz April 16, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews, Sara Inés Calderón (she’s @SaraChicaD on El Tuiter), explains how to deal with mansplaining. And that’s all we dare say because testosterone.

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‘Equal pay’ battle that Batgirl began is a battle that’s still raging

by Comic Saenz April 10, 2014 Cultura
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In 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act which prohibits gender discrimination in wages. Back then, women made 59 cents on average for every dollar earned by men. Fifty years later, women earn only 77 cents for every buck a guy gets, so the battle that Batgirl began is not over.

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Breaking: Scientists ID ’empty the trash’ gene in male DNA

by María Purísima October 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from BOSTON) Geneticists at Boston University have discovered the gene in men that gives them the strength, stamina and expertise to take out the trash. According to an article published Monday in the journal Science, the gene is located near other genetic material that corresponds to mens’ inherent superior ability to mow the […]

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Meet Payasos, activist Latino Los Angeles ‘Rad Queers’ (NSFW video)

by MATTHEW SHEEN September 12, 2012 Cultura
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They’re here, they’re queer. Oh dear! 😉 (Potentially NSFW depending.) RELATED: Mom, Dad, I was born this guey (video)

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White guys emergency: We must fight for our rights! (NSFW video)

by HAY TOR August 7, 2012 El Now
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Attention white guys: Feeling oppressed? Pissed off that the damn gays and women and minorities are getting too much attention and sympathy? You’ve come to the right video! (NSFW language.)

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Women beware: You might be guilty of ‘walking with ovaries’

by Elise Roedenbeck April 23, 2012 Cultura
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Several years ago, I was driving through the backwoods of central Florida trying to find the home of a distant cousin. Desperately lost, I called my mother, but my abuela answered the phone. I asked her, “Hey, do you know Annita’s phone number? I’m trying to find her house.” My grandmother’s response: “Go home. A […]

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Pocho Ocho ways Latinas emasculate Latinos

by Sara Inés Calderón March 28, 2012 Cultura
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It can be hard to be a Latina, but it can be even harder to be in love with one. I will admit that I occasionally emasculate my Latino friends, love interests and acquaintances. Given that Latinos and Latinas alike often contend with issues of machismo,  emasculation can sometimes happen by accident. Then again, for […]

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SRSLY? Lame-ass pick-up lines of would-be Latino lovers

by Sara Inés Calderón January 10, 2012 Cultura
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The first time a man made a sexual advance to me – some random guy on the other side of the street – I was 13.  Yes, although I hadn’t even started shaving my legs, I was already trying to figure out how to deal with sexual weirdos. Such tender memories. If I recall correctly, […]

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