don't like Latinx? How about Latine? (1 Viewer)

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    GMRfellowtraveller

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    let's give this a go on the new board


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    Are people upset that Latin languages only see two genders? I didn't know this was really a thing until now.

    I want to say I am surprised, but nothing surprises me anymore.
     

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    What if you don't like Latines anymore than Latinx? The word Latino refers to all people of latin origin, not just males; and Latinos themselves don't have a problem with the term. No need to fix what isn't broken.
     

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    Hasn't been an issue for me.
    What if you don't like Latines anymore than Latinx? The word Latino refers to all people of latin origin, not just males; and Latinos themselves don't have a problem with the term. No need to fix what isn't broken.


    Also, according to wiki, the trans population of Europe is roughly .3% You don't go changing entire languages to placate .3% of the population. But I am sure we are going to start seeing students on campuses protesting teachers who mark off for incorrectly spelled words.
     
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    Also, according to wiki, the trans population of Europe is roughly .3% You don't go changing entire languages to placate .3% of the population. But I am sure we are going to start seeing students on campuses protesting teachers who mark off for incorrectly spelled words.
    that's quite the 45 minute turnaround for you - from knowing nothing about it to feeling confident assessing blame and correcting a continent that is only part of the equation
     

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    that's quite the 45 minute turnaround for you - from knowing nothing about it to feeling confident assessing blame and correcting a continent that is only part of the equation

    That's because I looked up some statistics on transgender populations in those areas. Languages are a huge part of culture, and what this person is suggesting is changing culture for only .3% of the population. And over feelings.
     
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    That's because I looked up some statistics on transgender populations in those areas. Languages are a huge part of culture, and what this person is suggesting is changing culture for only .3% of the population. And over feelings.
    That’s not what the person is suggesting
     

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    That's because I looked up some statistics on transgender populations in those areas. Languages are a huge part of culture, and what this person is suggesting is changing culture for only .3% of the population. And over feelings.

    And I question how many of that small percentage of the population actually want to push these types of issues. I tend to think that a lot of trans people just want to live in peace but activists use them.
     

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    That’s not what the person is suggesting

    He is absolutely suggesting that. If you are spelling words incorrectly it will lead to consequences. Especially in work settings or in educational settings. If people start using his suggestion, they will be offended if say a boss tells them that they are spelling words incorrectly in their work and they will complain the company or boss is not being accepting of their choice of pronouns by way of their use of E in a gender based language.
     

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    I posted this specifically bc I wanted to hear your take

    As before... I don't think the term "Latino/Latina" applies to people born South of the U.S. border because we are not from Latium, or descendants of people from Latium. The explanation of being mostly Spanish speakers and Spanish being a romance language, therefore "Latin", it follows the French, Spaniards, Italians, Romanians, Portuguese, et al should be called Latin Europeans, but no one calls them that.

    I personally avoid using the term. I guess the term is given more importance here in the U.S. than South of the border.

    Growing up in México, I mostly heard Ibero-America and America Hispanoparlante (Spanish speaking). It could be we are biased against the term, as it was allegedly coined by Napoleon the Third during the French invasion of México. Besides, doesn't matter where were are, we are Mexican, even if we are born somewhere else :hihi:

    That last sentence a reference to an old saying, we Mexicans are born wherever we feel like it, which originated from people who made México home and completely assimilated to the culture.

    And speaking of Mexican culture, where I was born, Yucatán, we are Yucatecos first, Mexicans second... Latin isn't even in the picture.

    And speaking of Mexican culture, part deux: in Zapotec culture, probably Aztec too, gay/lesbian is a recognized 3rd sex, the muxes (pronounced mooshes).

    BTW, someone should tell the writer of that article, "Latine" is French for Latina, so keep looking.
     
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