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Muxe

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In Zapotec cultures of Oaxaca (southern Mexico), a muxe (also spelled muxhe; [muʃeʔ]) is a person who is assigned male or female at birth, but who dresses or behaves in ways otherwise associated with the opposite gender; they may be seen as a third gender. Some marry women and have children while others choose men as sexual or romantic partners. According to anthropologist Lynn Stephen, muxe "may do certain kinds of women’s work such as embroidery or decorating home altars, but others do the male work of making jewelry".

The word muxe is thought to derive from the Spanish word for "woman", mujer.

Muxe

In Zapotec cultures of Oaxaca (southern Mexico), a muxe (also spelled muxhe; [muʃeʔ]) is a person who is assigned male or female at birth, but who dresses or behaves in ways otherwise associated with the opposite gender; they may be seen as a third gender. Some marry women and have children while others choose men as sexual or romantic partners. According to anthropologist Lynn Stephen, muxe "may do certain kinds of women’s work such as embroidery or decorating home altars, but others do the male work of making jewelry".

The word muxe is thought to derive from the Spanish word for "woman", mujer.

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