What is πŸ€” Latinx?


What is Latinx?? Who wants to be called Latinx? The argument is it is a less determinist and a more inclusive form of the words it replaces β€” "Latino" for males and "Latina" for females. The word has been both embraced and rejected by Hispanics. It sparks discussions about privilege, gender and identity in certain circles. Pronounced β€œLa-teen-ex,” Latinx is a gender-neutral term for those of Latin American heritage. And according to Mark Hugo Lopez of the Pew Research Center, it is a uniquely American take on identity. What are the pros of using the term? Here are 3 good reasons to answer the question what is Latinx?

1. Inclusive

Spanish is a gendered language and there tends to be an exaggerated pride (machismo) in masculinity within the culture. Latinx does not help reinforce patriarchal norms, but rather is inclusive of individuals who are transgender, gender non-conforming and gender fluid.

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