You should just say Latino instead of Latin@. I'm sure you know, but in Spanish the "o" ending (or masculine ending) refers to all males, or both males and females, while the feminine ending refers to only females. Just saying. The "@" at the end annoys quite a lot of Latino/Hispanic people.
A lot of latin@ feminists prefer it because it does not use male-ness as the default in language like much of spanish does. So I take my cues from them unless I come across something that says it’s not right for a specific reason?
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- ohtobeoriginal said: all genders, sorry, there are more than two.
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- mollay-gee said: in other words: NO ONE WILL EVER BE ABLE TO PLEASE EVERYONE and nothing will ever get done. sigh.
- monster-aleks said: I’ve NEVER heard of anyone complain about the @. I love it. I hate how male centric Spanish is in plural and im a trans* guy!
- la-lutte said: The fact that maleness is seen as the default and predominant in the Spanish language is apparently not an issue worth addressing.
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- hydraecho said: (Just for anyone wondering, I’m a pass-for-white, raised white Latina thanks to decades of white-washing & assimilation that my grandmother had to endure. I’ve spent the last decade or so of my life learning how to be Latina—making my abuela proud.)
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- alwaysfaithfulterriblelizard said: hahahahah ‘did you know that latino refers to men and women, so stop using latin@ FOR THE REASONS PEOPLE STARTED USING IT!!’
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- rebelion-silenciosa said: I’m Latin@. I obviously don’t mind the @. I also don’t mind avoiding needless assumptions and the potential hurting of others. You should too, anon.
- damnitdisney said: Yeah no. I have never heard of latin@s EVER getting annoyed at that spelling. ever.
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- puravidaparatodas said: i’m studying in Argentina right now, and it is considered more inclusive with the @ symbol, referring to both males and females. some people even put an asterisk. just another perspective.
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