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The crowd goes wild as the masked wrestlers toss each other around the ring in colorful spandex. But this is no ordinary Mexican "lucha libre" match: It is the "War of the Sexes," in which three women wrestlers battle three far bigger men.Mixed matches like this, which emerged on the wildly popular pro wrestling scene some 20 years ago, could be a metaphor for gender relations in Mexico – a country with a deep tradition of machismo, where women are fighting for equal rights even as thousands of them are raped and murdered each year.Moonbeam, a 42-year-old mother of three, says she loves fighting in mixed matches, which she sees as a "power struggle".The results are not predetermined, wrestlers like Moonbeam and her fellow "luchadoras" Melisa, Princess Legna and Lilly Star, insist.Moonbeam never finished high school, like many women in her neighborhood.Wrestler Tania the Warrior, a white-haired veteran with 41 years in the ring, sees mixed matches as dangerous.It turns out not to be an issue for Moonbeam and company in this night's "War of the Sexes".
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