I've noticed some things that have left me, a self-identifying feminist, feeling a bit of discomfort.
I never imagined myself becoming a K-drama viewer. I've always preferred Western shows that feature flawed and complex characters, and I couldn't see myself going from Breaking Bad to a cutesy K-drama. But after being assigned
Hindi na ba uso yung, 'Think before you speak?'
Can you believe that even in the age of the #MeToo movement, some people, particularly men, are still unafraid to spout sexist nonsense? And in public, nonetheless. It seems like stupidity knows no bounds. So here's a quick recap of
Time check: It's 2018.
UPDATED on October 2, 2018: ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz issued an apology via CNN Philippines' The Source on Tuesday, October 2. "Sa mga hanay ng kababaihan, humihingi na naman ako ng tawad. Sa akin wala talagang ibig sabihin." Read the
From a proud SINGLE mom.
A month after the issue with the scantily-clad girl group that staged a "carwash" as their claim to fame on Pilipinas Got Talent, we were again gifted with words of wisdom by actor Robin Padilla.This time, the recipient was Kristel
Headlines, hot news, and conversation starters on February 22, 2018!
It's man versus woman on the big screen.
The film is based on the true story of the 1973 match between Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and Billie Jean King (Emma Stone). After finding out from lead US LTA (United States Lawn Tennis Association) promoter Jack Kramer (Bill Pullman) that the
The Playboy founder's progressive achievements don't negate his awful treatment of women.
In 1963, Gloria Steinem created a fake identity to apply for a job as a "bunny" at a Playboy Club in New York so she could write about the experience in Show magazine. The ad she answered sought "pretty" women between the
WTF, right?!
File this under "enraging but not surprising." When Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer tried launching their business, Witchsy, last year, the two found that they weren't being taken seriously, and were often condescendingly treated by male developers and designers. The duo
It doesn't stay there.
In our country, one woman or child is raped every hour. That means that every single hour, there's a man who makes the conscious decision to violate another human being. It's easy to dismiss them as isolated cases that don'
*cringe*
The world has been riding high on Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, which broke box office records and ushered in some excellent kid reactions. It's something of a shock to remember that director Joss Whedon had been trying to get his own
Listen to me, Senator: I’m proud of myself.
Senator, you don't know me, but let me tell you about myself. Maybe if you knew the stories of the very people you have promised to serve, you'd think twice about the jokes you spew.(Fair warning to readers before
TL;DR: Sen. Tito Sotto is not sorry for making fun of single moms but he's going to get away with it anyway.
Senator Tito Sotto does it again. The Senator, whose hallmark seems to be offending as many people as possible, made headlines yesterday when he insulted DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo's status as a single mother during her Commission on Appointments hearing. Sotto
They're also too protected by sexual harassment laws, he says.
While a guest on ABC's RN Drive radio program on March 20, Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts told host Patricia Karvelas some women enjoy being "wolf-[whistled]," 9 News reports. He also said when it comes to verbal sexual harassment, Australian law
'We are not your servants.'
Women were outraged when Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general Guiling Mamondiong made sexist statements. For starters, Mamondiong said women should no longer work abroad because they are "pinapadala sa ibang bansa para gawing alipin lamang (being sent abroad
He also claimed that the Philippines has a female-to-male ratio of 'five women to one man.'
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general Guiling Mamondiong has caused quite a stir with his comments about female oversears Filipino workers (OFWs)."Mamondiong said the government should find ways to provide women livelihood in the country because many of
Good news: He got shot down by Spain's European Parliament representative.
It is not a crime to be a confident woman with a sick Insta game.
The newest way to publicly shame women who are simply feeling themselves comes in the form of this "Boyfriends of Instagram" Facebook page, which is dedicated to making fun of women who ask their partners to take cute pictures of them.The
'It is deplorable that our women, young and adult, are subjected to this kind of abuse.'
Senator Risa Hontiveros recently presented Senate Bill No. 1326 or the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act. The bill aims to penalize street harassment, such as catcalling and wolfwhistling.CNN Philippines quoted Hontiveros as saying, "It is deplorable that our women, young
'I've been locked out of my account a lot of times for calling out vile pages. They get all their members to report me.'
In June 2016, Raymond Peter Campiglio put up the Facebook page, Catcalled in the Philippines. He thought it would be a good way to empower women to share their stories and raise awareness about all forms of sexual harassment. As of February
She's an adult woman, not an injured little bird.
Is first lady Melania Trump an ascendant power player, cunningly latching herself to a rich businessman, a professional model now improbably occupying one of the most visible and influential female roles in the world? Or is she a victim of a conniving
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