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These are technical complaints, but...Grammatical gender is an immutable factor in the structure of Spanish. And replacing a vowel with an x is basically impossible verbally. What about pronouns and articles (a, un/una; the, el/la) which are gendered by default?
Activists on the left have become, like, militant about its usage, even while a lot of people in Latin America descent themselves are unconvinced. That’s very uncomfortable — even if the activists using it are themselves sometimes of Latin American descent
“The people who stormed the Capitol are absolutely convinced that the election was stolen. ... And all the social science shows that if someone really believes a conspiracy theory, it is just about impossible to change their minds.”
That violent video of the police attack in Buffalo makes me literally sick to my stomach. And no one helped that elderly man. And then they lied.
So far I've heard stunning clarifications tonight about: 1) the European travel ban, which is actually v limited; 2) the halt on cargo/trade, which appears to have been an error (whose?); and 3) the waivers on copayments for covid19 treatments, which only apply to testing.