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In chat rooms and Tumblrs across the Internet, new words have started to sprout up. [email protected], Latinx, Chicanx and [email protected] have sparked a lot of debate online about a fundamental aspect of the Spanish language: gender. In Spanish, words have gender, like in the case of Latino vs. Latina. Studies suggest that gendered language can reinforce gender stereotypes and some people are pushing back and advocating for a more gender-neutral language.

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