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Not Male, Not Female, but Muxe, Mexico’s Third Gender

Have you heard of muxes? Let’s start with how to pronounce the word…it’s moo-shays. It translates to “woman” from the Zapotecan dialect. Now that we’re on the same page, let’s get the details.

Muxes are a “third” gender. Yep. Not male, not female, but muxe. Basically, muxes are born male but dress and live as women. Don’t be mistaken, they are not considered crossdressers or transgender.

Why have you never heard of them? Because they live in Juchitán, a small district in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Here, they have been embraced and accepted in the community where their lives have been relatively peacefully and free of discrimination for a long time.

Munchies recently published an article, “Cooking with Muxes, Mexico’s Third Gender,” where they found answers to most the questions  you have.  For example, muxes happen to be very, very good cooks. And one muxe would never, ever, have another muxe as a partner. Or that many heterosexual men in the Juchitán had their first sexual encounter with a muxe. And that they lead happy lives cooking and selling their food.

To learn more about the muxes, read the full article here.


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Learn What a “Beyonce Voter” Is and Why It Has to Change

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Learn What a “Beyonce Voter” Is and Why It Has to Change

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As single Latinas who are hard-working, independent and take care of ourselves and others around us, we take offense to being defined as a Beyonce Voter.

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Not even Queen Bey herself wants to be labeled a Beyonce Voter.

What’s a Beyonce Voter, you ask?

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In this video by .Mic, Fox News’s Jesse Watters and Ann Coulter describe Beyonce Voters as single women who want the next president to be a sort of “husband” that makes the government help take care of things like our food, healthcare and birth control, among other things.

B*tches please.

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We all know that ain’t right.

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We’re not waiting around for anyone to “put a ring on it” and take care of us, let alone the government.


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We work, make our own money and take care of ourselves.

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All hail Stacey Abrams.

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This Democratic House Representative from Georgia, says we need to reclaim what it means to be a Beyonce Voter since — let’s be real — we care more about issues like the economy, education and healthcare than a husband. We will overwhelmingly vote for the person who supports equality and progress.

Because…who run the world?

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GIRLS.

So make your voice heard.

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Don’t let the Coulters and Watters of the put you in a box.  Start here by joining mitú’s #WeAreAmerica campaign.


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