Tagged machismo

Xicana voice — on honoring mujeres

I have played a spectator role with the Tucson machismo circus that has taken place for a series of months. I have watched this so-called “beef” created by men stating that man-haters are after them, and care more about taking an online blogger down rather than focusing on reviving Ethnic Studies. Let me break down some consciousness for you, DA, the fight to bring back Ethnic Studies begins with you. The problem here is patriarchy, and your failure to recognize your volatile actions within your “community.” As a self-ascribed journalist, you praise men like Sean Arce and place them on…

Le Leyanda Mestiza

Dreams of Anzaldua staring at me, Channeling my destruction, de que? The interrogation of assumption Validating a world for most complacent The realities are tangible and often serene Mis suenos Mi cuerpo A justification that is omniscient inevitable morena Anzaldua You, I, reach an utopia an epitome for gender deconstruction A mestiza anatomy esto es todo lo quiero suenos dream and I dream an insurgence to intersections I will venture but never leave los mayas los aztecas y los mexica todos los grita “Fuck you i won’t do what u tell me” por que? ya basta ya tu sabes el…

MAS isn’t dead.

It is alarming to me that machismo propaganda is informing a large majority of the Mexican American studies (MAS) community nationally and internationally. It is even more alarming to me that the focus of this propaganda is no longer the students, but the men in charge. It is becoming a cult-like obsession, a broken record. “Fire Pedicone. MAS is DEAD. Grijalva is now the enemy. Racism. Racism. Racism.” What about mujeres? What about youth? What about us? It wasn’t too long ago that this propaganda was somewhat beneficial to some. It articulated the teachers struggle. It documented the racism at…