Marchismo and marianismo are a toxic set of expectations and behaviors that negatively affect people in cis and queer relationships. This article discusses how these roles and expectations adapt differently when presented in queer relationships.
While declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month was a big step towards ending gender-based violence, it is crucial to fight against sexual violence within the community and support survivors year-round by fighting against machismo and sharing vital resources with those in need in the Rio Grande Valley.
Society’s labels for people can otherize them and be hurtful. This can be the case in the way people with a disability and their relationships are categorized as “interable relationships.” Read more about why some in the region think the term is incorrect.