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Here Are 24 Iconic #InternationalWomensMonth 2018 Memes/Moments From Latinxs To Keep You Going

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We cannot be stopped. Maybe it’s the fact that our government continues to place stricter and stricter laws around what we’re permitted to do with our own fierce bodies, but somos #LatinasEnojadas and we’re here for change. March was #InternationalWomensHistoryMonth and we rounded up the most iconic, badass moments, memes and #bopo illustrations to keep us going. Because the patriarchy ain’t over yet.

1. Our #WomenMonth keeps it intersectional.

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Couldn’t say it better than this caption by @diasporaradicalx on International Working Women’s Day:

“Whether you’ve got your steel-toe boots ready to join your local anarchist chapter during today’s march, or you’re stuck at work and opting out of today’s actions, remember that International Working Women’s Day wouldn’t have been possible without low income women. March 8, 1857 marked a socialist movement lead by and for women, where demands for shorter work days, better pay, ending child labor, and the right to vote. Give your money to femmes, single moms, sex workers, freelancers, trans women, and everyone you routinely get resources, information and labor from today and every day. #iwd”

2. Porque somos guerreras.

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We’re forever unlearning, and forever teaching las niñas en nuestras vidas how to be guerreras. It’s been one generation at a time, but look at how fierce and beautiful the next is. Look at Emma González and know, #TimesUp.

3. And Emma González is with us.

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She’s a teenager. She survived a mass shooting at her high school. She’s been attacked by Republicans for wearing a Cuban flag patch, for how she looks, for her sexuality. Emma González has been nothing but grace and an unwavering commitment to get safer gun laws in honor of her friends who died. She’s all our heroes and she’s the #LatinaRoleModel for all of us.

4. Emma is also teaching young girls to value themselves first.

CREDIT: @Emma4Change / Twitter

When this 7 year old wanted to tell Emma that she’s her hero, Emma told her that she’s already the best person she could be–herself!

Here’s what the sign said:

“Dear Emma, I’m sorry that people are being mean to you, but I will never be mean to you. Thank you for being so strong. I hope I can be like you some day. Just so you know, I’m 7 years old. Love, Lyra Sage Torres.”

5. #IWD illustrations are where nos ponemos our rage.

CREDIT: @feministas_luchadoras_ / Instagram

Here’s what young girls are not: valued by when we’re able to have kids, cook, get married, or what we choose to wear. We are accountable to ourselves to do what we decide is in our best interests. Byeee.

6. Because, otra vez, we are fighters.

CREDIT: @dibujosfeministas / Instagram

Mulan was my all time favorite Disney Princess. I had a Barbie doll of her where you could pull a string and her hair goes up in a bun, and she’s ready to fight. Also had a sleeping bag. And a Halloween costume. Hey, look, now we have real life #LatinaRoleModels! (See #4).

7. And we’re forever teaching our own familia how to break out of patriarchy.

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Also, I’m gay. Or did you forget after the last decade of me dating zero boys? The upside: we have a whole worldwide on and offline community of Latinas who get it and got your back.

8. But also, we’re just like the women who came before us.

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I mean, not in just the way of replacing “enviala a 20 amigos” Facebook messages with memes, but in their quest to be better. Yes, some want some dated, machismo ideals for us, but my mom sure as hell pushed me into college and to have a life better than her own.

9. We’re all fighting the oversexualization of our bodies.

CREDIT: @YenniferGoVegan / Instagram

If you’re growing up in a mostly white town, it’s especially hard to have the body that doesn’t fit the white mainstream. Don’t fret. We have memes to keep you going.

10. Follow @dominicanbrujaprincess on Instagram.

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I don’t know her, but she’s one of the most #bodypositive brujas on the internet. We are Latina. We have curvy bodies. They’re literally applauding our own fine asses. It’s ? actual ? magic ?.

11. The only compliments we need start from ourselves.

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Something I haaate is how my mom is so energized by catcalling. It’s something we learn from our culture, especially if you come from a more machismo family. Nothing has felt better than calling back and making sure my ‘no’ is well heard. If we all rise up and start throwing glitter in catcallers faces, imagine how quickly this issue would end! Whose in?!

12. We must stand united across generations.

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We have to call out anyone, man or mujere, who is perpetuating the patriarchy and then welcome them in this swelling movement. We’ve helped create this social structure and we can dismantle it while respecting all the hard work that the women have done for us already.

13. How? Well. We took to the streets for the 2nd #WomensMarch.

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We take to the streets to make the streets safer for women. Even though our mamas get harried and worried and pray their rosaries. We go out there, because you know they did the same when they were growing up. We do it so the next generation won’t have to.

14. And we call out the idiots in office.

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Our bodies are politicized. Our thoughts and beliefs are dismissed if they don’t go in line with the patriarchy. #WeCallBS.

15. And stand with women who do the same.

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Like Ana Navarro, who doesn’t believe that being Republican means abandoning Puerto Rico, Dreamers, and women. But she does believe in the jellyfish and I’m about that.

16. The truth is we have an up-hill battle.

CREDIT: @dominicanbrujaprincess / Instagram

Because of the guy on the Hill.

Caption: Matando al chovinista con mi poderoso pincel ? based on a conversation w/ @directedxluie? #sundaybloodysunday #wip #qtpoc#resistencia #femmesofcolor #rebelagainst #xenophobia

17. And with more insidious, internalized messages of self-hate.

CREDIT: @dibujosfeministas / Instagram

Many of us grew up with disordered eating and mixed messaging. That our hips were getting big and also, “porque no comes” after the second heaping of rice and beans. It’s confusing in the house, and when we leave and see that thinness is the norm in media. We’re just kids. How can we filter what’s self-serving and what’s violencia? It just means working that much harder to unlearn. #FuckDietCulture

18. But we have the freedom to break through self-sabatoging ideas.

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Like this artist, who promotes #bopo through her photography. The body measurements, the scale, the numbers all mean nothing for what our healthy bodies should look like.

19. “Start with self-love.”

CREDIT: @the_illustrator_of_curves / Instagram

Imagine the liberation of replacing our thoughts of self-worth, and what we’ve eaten today, and what we look like with all of our other passions, interests, and goals? That’s how we smash the patriarchy, imho.

20. Support female artists who are promoting diversity, inclusion and feminism.

CREDIT: @proyecto_kahlo / Instagram

En serio, you must see the rest of this comic series. I remember being mortified to be the first girl in my class to go through puberty and being terrified of the Nair my mom showed me. Let’s redefine Latina beauty for what it truly is: guapisima como es!

21. Keep the conversation going.

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This movement isn’t going anywhere. Women are rising to power, whether men like it or not. Remember to vote in your midterm elections and vote out anyone supported by the NRA, who doesn’t support Dreamers, or whatever you believe! Just vote, plz.

22. Also, someone find out how to nominate someone for the Nobel Prize.

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Because, wow, Emma. We’re with you. If I’m supposed to be my #1 role model, then you’re #2.

23. Take inventory of when we’ve been wrong and keep feminism inclusive.

CREDIT: @camipache / Twitter

We’ve all done it: judged a girl for what she’s wearing, her sex life, or overstepped boundaries in ways that are not okay. We remember what that straight jacket felt like, when we bought into what we’ve been taught all our lives. Have compassion for those who are still stuck in those thoughts. We’re all in this together on our own paths. Have compassion and fight even harder for what’s ours.

24. Porque nós podemos. We must.

CREDIT: @marquestalita / Instagram

There’s still so much to fight for: the first female president, closing the wage gap, holding men truly accountable for creating a rape culture, reclaiming our bodies and our decisions from laws made by men, for men. Somos mujeres guerreras. We will do this. Until next year.✌️

18 TV Shows About Real 'All American' Families That Aren't 'Roseanne'


18 TV Shows About Real ‘All American’ Families That Aren’t ‘Roseanne’

One Day At A TIme / Netflix

In the days since the “Roseanne” revival debuted and set records, many fans of the show that once embraced feminism and discussions of class have undoubtedly been disappointed. With a main character no longer open to diversity and change and is instead a staunch Trump supporter, many of us have felt left down.

If you’re boycotting the show but still looking to watch something about a family check out these shows that are well aware of the fact that the immigrant experience has always been a cornerstone of American culture.

1. One Day At A Time

CREDIT: Netflix / One Day At A Time

Latins have waited way too long for this Netflix original that speaks to a truly ‘all American’ experience. In this heartfelt series that examines and explores what it means to be Latino and American, Justina Machado and Rita Moreno star as a mother daughter pair raising a Cuban family. This show address nearly every topic that comes up in today’s households, particularly ones whose families are of color.

2. Jane The Virgin

CREDIT: ABC / Jane The. Virgin

Jane Villanueva is the daughter of a teen mother aspiring to be a teacher and author. The show speaks to the Latino household epxiernece with the satirical romantic comedy- telenovela take you didn’t know you needed. The show’s complex storytelling embraces Latino expereinces, feminism, politics and family values.

3. Modern Family

CREDIT: ABC / Modern Family

This mockumentary style family sticom centers around the Pritchett family a league split up into 3 different types of families that are so common in today’s America. You get the nuclear family, step- and same-sex all in one show. The Pritchet family includes Gloria Delgado Pritchett, a passionate Colombian mother who raises a son often told to hide his cultural background and shows him to embrace it.

4. Cristela

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Cristela was only around for one season and was canceled by ABC back in 2015, still the show is available to stream online and speaks in very real ways to the American experience. Cristela Hernandez is a Mexican-American law school graduate living in Dallas, Texas with her sister and pursuing the American Dream by taking up the job of an unpaid intern at a law firm. 

3. ¿Qué Pasa, USA?

CREDIT: ABC / ¿Qué Pasa, USA?

“¿Que Pasa, USA?” seasons have been over decades but it’s portrayal of a bilingual American family is still relevant. As the first bilingual sitcom on television, the show had an equal mix of English and Spanish in every episode (perfect for the Latino looking to learn). The show showcased a multigenerational Cuban-American family living in Miami and working to hold on to its culture while also adapting to Americna life. 4. On My Block

CREDIT: Netflix / On My Block

It’s not “Stranger Things,” or “The Wonder Years” but this Netflix series is pretty close. The show about a rough inner-city Los Angeles neighborhood exmaines the lifes of four streetsmart teens from families of all kinds of backgrounds. There’s Monse Finnie, an Afro-Latina, Ruby Martinez, a Mexican math whis, Jamal Turner a nerdy Black kid and Cesar Diaz a smart kid pressured into gang life.

5. Blackish

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ABC’s show about the Johnsons focuses on a Black family living in today’s America where racism is still very alive but Black people are capable of thriving. The show’s viewpoint on what is like to raise kids in a America today just works.

6. The George Lopez Show

CREDIT: ABC / George Lopez

It’s been years since one of TV’s most visible Latinos said goodbye to this show about a man raising a Latino nuclear family while suegra looms large. 7. Chico And The Man

CREDIT: NBC / Chico And The Man

Freddie Prinze stars in this 70s series with four seasons about an optimistic Chicano who turns an ignornant and hard-drinking mans opinon about Latino culture around. Now that’s a show Roseanne’s audience could stand to watch.

8. Fresh Off the Boat

CREDIT: ABC / Fresh off The Boat

ABC’ show about an Asian-American family brings in all the ’90s nostalgia, touches on hip-hop culture and the immigrant experience. The Huangs are a Taiwanese family navigating culture clashes and embracing the Ameircan dream. Their family speaks to Asian experience in way that is completely universal.

9. Ugly Betty

CREDIT: ABC / Ugly Betty

This show based  on a Colombian soap opera became a hit back in the early 2000s and no longer airs new episodes on TV but reruns are easy to come by. The show was a winner of two Golden Globes and highlighted the life of Betty Suarez a Meixcan American attempting to make it big in the print world as a writer.

10. Trollhunters

CREDIT: Netflix / Trollhunters

It’s an animated film with trolls, sure, and has little focus on Latino traditions but the show is pact full with Latino talen. Guillermo Del Toro brings you into his imagination in a show that brings a  good mix of comedy, action, and plot to the table.

11. Stuck in the Middle

CREDIT: Disney / Stuck in The Middle

“Jane the Virgin”’s Jenna Orteg stars as Harley, the middle child of a pretty big Latino famiy. The whipsmart and resourceful teen uses science to solve most of her everyday problems and achieve her goals. 

12. Nina’s World

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Families looking to fill their “Dora Explorer” kick will love this show about a young Latina attempting to connect with her Latino roots. The best part? Abuelita Yolie’s voice is performed by Puerto Rican reina Rita Moreno.

13. Elena of Avalor

CREDIT: Disney / Elena of Avalor

Disney’s first Latina princess, Elena  isn’t the kind of princess waiting arround to be rescued. She battles her own obstacles and fights for her family.

14. Gran’pa Knows Best

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this show based ona web series airs on HBO Latino and allows William Caballero’s 86-year-old abuelo, Victor Muriel, provide the world with his own musings about the world. The show answers real question from viewers and doles out some hilarious advice. 

15. The Fosters

CREDIT: Freeform / The Fosters

This progressive blended family has been around since 2013 and follows the lives of the Foster family which is led by a lesbian couple as they raise four adopted children in San Diego.

16. East Los High

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Catch this series on Hulu as it depics all of the teen drama from an American Latino experience you could ever want. Starring Danielle Vega, Gabriel Chavarria, Alicia Sixtos, and Vannessa Vasquez the show is Hulu’s longest running series.

17. The Get Down

CREDIT: Netflix / The Get Down

This Baz Luhrmann TV series is available on Netflix and focuses on the hip-hop scene of 1970s Bronx, NY. 

18. Atlanta

CREDIT: FX / Atlanta

Donald Glover’s show about two counsins helping each other rise to the top of Atlan’s music scene focuses on the lives of their families as they try to define the line between “real life and street life.”

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