Category Archives for Latino & Latin America

Muxes, Mexico’s “Third Gender”

These photos have made their rounds on the interwebs a few times now, but they never really lose their relevance do they? Muxes (what we would probably call trans women) are biologically male people who dress and act as women … Continue reading

10. December 2013
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Latinas Feministas: Comandante Ramona

Photo via Bitch Magazine I’m trying to bring back my Latinas Feministas series, and expand it a bit. Today’s Feminista is from Mexico. Who you want to hear about next? The Zapatistas are a pretty controversial movement. Originating in Chiapas, … Continue reading

06. December 2013
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Is the American Dream for Everyone?

I love these images from photographer Sam Comen. According to Latino Voices, Comen photographed migrant workers living in California’s Central Valley. “…To highlight the disparity between dream and actuality, Comen creates photos that resemble glossy magazine images. The photographer casts … Continue reading

28. November 2013
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Coloring Latinidad: On being called out and learning from your mistakes

This post was originally published at Feministing.com, however I felt that being called out and apologizing are practices that are relevant to any feminist, so I’m reposting it here.  A few weeks ago I hosted an On Air Google Hangout titled … Continue reading

22. November 2013
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Rape Might Be a Problem at the Border. But We Have No Way of Knowing.

Image Credit. It is relatively common knowledge that the U.S.-Mexico border is fraught with problems. We’ve known that it costs the U.S. a lot of money each year, and know that it is a pretty dangerous place for migrants, many … Continue reading

11. October 2013
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What All Women of Color Have in Common

Photo via Salon Earlier this week, Julie Carrie Wong published a piece on Salon arguing that one way in which racism manifests itself most harmfully in U.S. society is through the “willful misreading of bodies of color.” This article is … Continue reading

27. September 2013
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Solidarity isn’t for women in the middle

This post was originally published on Feministing. To read my the post leading up to this one, check out “Why Can’t I Be Both: Questions on Binaries, Privilege and Activism.” My first reaction to #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen was: YES. Now we’re talking. My second reaction … Continue reading

26. September 2013
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