I keep seeing this reblogged uncritically and there’s a couple of things that should be addressed. Some muxes also identify as homosexual men, and some as trans women. Some do not co-identify with any Western identity, because there is no Western equivalent that encompasses all the same nuances “muxe” does. Muxes predate European colonization and, and they survived the violent suppression of similar identities across the New World. At the same time, the culture has had to adapt to the imposition of Catholicism and rigid European gender roles. There are a lot of articles about muxes that contain little or no commentary from muxes themselves. We should be very careful about blithely taking Western authors at their word, especially when they use phrases like “men who take on the traditional roles of women”, which demonstrates a shallow, racist, cissexist and colonialist approach to a facet of indigenous culture Westerners are poorly equipped to understand and reliably describe.
On the night between the 17th and 18th of October 2013, 200 beagles were rescued from Instituto Royal laboratories in Sao Paulo, Brazil. These dogs were kept in terrible conditions and submitted to cruel and heinous tests and experiments. Several activists have been arrested and will need our support.