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Hello, I'm Aji. Twenty. A feminist, obviously, and a student of the University of the Philippines.

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I was commissioned to write this feminist article for a friend’s friend’s online magazine thesis! It’s about women’s love, sex, and relationship. I’m glad writing it because it’s so rare we read something like this for a magazine targeting Filipinos, or at least in my time. When I was younger I read a pile of dung for magazines.

Enrile and Sotto are at it once again. Just how many times do they need to debate on this, before they actually understand it? Their own bigotry blinds them from wholly comprehending the bill. 

Does anyone notice that the main opponents of the bill are cisgender men who’ll never get pregnant? Btw, Manny Pacquiao’s wife uses birth control pills.

Yo, so “Genesis 8:7-12” and “Noah’s Ark” are trending on twitter right now and filled with Anti-RH sentiments. I decided to contribute.

Yo, so “Genesis 8:7-12” and “Noah’s Ark” are trending on twitter right now and filled with Anti-RH sentiments. I decided to contribute.

emocatlady:

i just feel so fucking outraged that the catholic church’s influence over the philippines is so strong, to the point where the catholic bishops conference of the philippines feel that it is their fucking right to meddle in affairs of the state.

why should these wealthy and privileged men — who will never experience childbirth or unplanned pregnancies or even the daily struggle to earn a living in order to sustain a family of twelve — dictate a woman’s choice about her body and her life?

(Source: aclashofqueens)

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“We are not in favor of the RH bill because having many children is not a burden. One more thing – what are we going to do with the lands if we do not have children to help us plant?” Angelito Bais, president of United Luisita Workers’ Union (ULWU), said in Filipino during an interview.

The bullshit in this article increases with every sentence. From calling RH Bill as population control bill and their assumption that pro-RH people consider children as burdens until the main point. They start of with the premise that RH Bill is for forced population control that they think it will harm agriculture because it will decrease manpower. Wait, so children are there merely for labour? Really?

And no, couples don’t have the freedom to decide, because most couples are not educated about sex and the hold of the church over many institutions prevent education. 

I can’t exactly explain why I am disgusted even more with CBCP for this article. It feels like exploitation somehow to further boost their anti-choice stance. Goodness knows farmers are one of the oppressed group in society, and they’re used as a face to justify oppression of another group.

"Ang Ikaklit sa Aming Hardin" (The Sunflower in Our Garden)
Ma’am Det was my professor last year in Pan Pil 19: Kasarian, Seksuwalidad, at Literatura (Gender, Sexuality, and Literature). She is a great professor, an activist who fights for a cause, who cares about this country and its people, someone who fights oppression. She’s an all around awesome person. Also she loves cats.
Recently I discovered she’s a writer in Filipino, a professor for a Malikhaing Pagsulat class, and then just now I saw this, and wow. A children’s book in Filipino featuring a child with two mothers! 
It will be out mid-July or August so be sure to get your copies! I’m gonna buy mine and try to get an autograph. XD

"Ang Ikaklit sa Aming Hardin" (The Sunflower in Our Garden)

Ma’am Det was my professor last year in Pan Pil 19: Kasarian, Seksuwalidad, at Literatura (Gender, Sexuality, and Literature). She is a great professor, an activist who fights for a cause, who cares about this country and its people, someone who fights oppression. She’s an all around awesome person. Also she loves cats.

Recently I discovered she’s a writer in Filipino, a professor for a Malikhaing Pagsulat class, and then just now I saw this, and wow. A children’s book in Filipino featuring a child with two mothers! 

It will be out mid-July or August so be sure to get your copies! I’m gonna buy mine and try to get an autograph. XD

This is awesome. I want to personally meet Libay Cantor, who’s a professor in UP in film and creative writing, and she’s a queer feminist. My broadcast commmunication major friend might’ve mentioned her to me a long time ago. 

Pat Bringas is also here, who is one of UPD’s USC councillor. Ira Briones caught my eye too for her advocacy on bisexuality, which is considered a transitional phase by most. For Christian queer feminists, Kakay Pamaran might be of particular interest. 

Trigger warning for the comment section. They’re idiotic and offensive.

beinformedphilippines:

Read the Article

The online petition posted on Change.org argued that Santiago does not deserve a place in the ICC as she is “emotionally or psychologically unstable, prone to fits of uncontrollable rage, lacking in patience and empathy, ruthless with the feelings of fellow human beings, bereft of civility and uncaring about decorum.”

MS M: Personally, I believe that Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is the perfect candidate for the International Criminal Court. Because of her strong beliefs, principle and moral value, the ICC will be privileged to have such strong independent women such as Sen. Defensor. 

Also, Rodel Rodis (the US-Filipino lawyer who filed this petition), cannot prove that Sen. Defensor is actually “emotionally or psychologically unstable”.  

Sign this petition if you believe that Atty. Rodis’s petition shall be denied: Click Here. Suportahan natin si Miriam Defensor Santiago.

 

Jfc. Miriam is one of the best and most rational people in the senate. Emotion does not detract from logic. Let’s not pretend there’s no sexism involved, since women who show the slightest hint of emotion is almost immediately branded as unstable therefore incompetent. It’s the thing always brought against me when I’m arguing with Manly Dudes, that I can’t be making sense because I’m angry. Jesus fuck, who won’t be angry? But that doesn’t mean I’m not making sense, because I am. And Miriam does too, obviously.

One can be angry or whatever but still make sense. There are people who are calm but spout fallacies.

Anyway, please sign the petition.

beinformedphilippines:

-Ms. M


“I’m PRO-life and PRO-RH bill”
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