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'Unsolicited touching and physical contact can be a form of sexual harassment.'
Netizens are clamoring for Pinoy Big Brother contestant TJ Valderrama to be force evicted amid the circulation of clips showing him touching his fellow housemate Shanaia Gomez."FORCE EVICT TJ" has been a trending topic on social media, with people calling out
It's both a very positive sign of the times...and an escapist fantasy that makes survivors feel worse.
Like so many other home-bound Netflix watchers, I inhaled Darren Star's Emily In Paris like a warm, buttery croissant in one Saturday night sitting. Its escapism is the perfect salve for this seemingly endless pandemic. I was enchanted by
Cookies By The Bucket is under fire for their management’s reported inappropriate behavior.
On Friday, June 19, ESPN host and social media influencer Kim Cruz tweeted, "I was scared to post this but with all these brave women posting their #HijaAko stories, I think it's time to speak up." Her post contained alleged screenshots
After the New York conviction, the former Hollywood producer will face charges in Los Angeles.
Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after he was found guilty of rape and criminal sexual act, according to CNN. It's the culmination of the controversial case that fueled the Time's Up and
Sen. Hontiveros welcome the signing of the IRR.
On October 28, members of the Commission of Women (PCW) and the Technical Drafting Committee (TDC) signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act, otherwise known as "Bawal Bastos" law.According to a report
Sharing other people's photos online could be considered sexual harassment.
Sharing other people's photos online could be considered sexual harassment, according to the Safe Spaces Act, a new law in the Philippines. The law prohibits catcalling, wolf whistling, and unwanted sexual advances, but also defines the prohibited acts online.Many
Totally relevant in 2019, the play explores the themes of violence against women, friendship, and queer love.
It's an ordeal every woman has gone through at one too many points in her life: being catcalled. For some, the safest option in reacting to this situation is to 1) lower your head, 2) walk on, and 3) tune
And how can it protect you?
Editor's Note [July 22, 2019]: In July 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte affixed his signature on the Safe Spaces Bill, making the Safe Spaces Act an official law. Watch this space for updates.***On May 5, 2018, Senator Risa Hontiveros held
This is unacceptable.
On Sunday, June 16, Facebook group Tangina This! posted photos of a car with this statement written in bold, black letters:"Nangunguha ng may malaking suso"In English, this roughly translates to: "Will abduct those with big boobs."Publicly writing such a
Nusrat Jahan Rafi reported being sexually harassed in school but paid with her life.
A teenager from Bangladesh died after she was burned alive for reporting sexual harassment to the police.Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a 19-year-old from the small town of Feni, south of Dhaka, was a student at a madrassa, or Islamic school.
The libel cases have not been dismissed with finality, says Gretchen's lawyer.
Gretchen Fullido's lawyer, Atty. Marvin B. Aceron, has just released a statement on her filing for motions of reconsideration on the recently dismissed libel charges against ABS-CBN news executives Cecilia Victoria "Ces" Drilon and Marie Lozano."Please do not
According to the court, the words against Gretchen Fullido are not defamatory.
The City Prosecutors' Office of Quezon City has dismissed the libel charges Gretchen Fullido filed against ABS-CBN news executives Cecilia Victoria "Ces" Drilon and Marie Lozano.According to the court, Drilon's and Lozano's statements were not defamatory or libelous.
We're in the bottom three.
On March 5, a Singapore-based insurance company called ValueChampion published a study on the most dangerous countries for women in the Asia Pacific region.Out of the 14 countries on the list, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines are considered the least
The bill was approved on Monday, January 14, 2019.
On Monday, January 14, 2019, the House of Representatives approved House Bill (HB) 8794, criminalizing all forms of street harassment. HB 8794 also known as the Safe Street, Public and Online Spaces Act encompasses "gender-based street, public spaces, and online" sexual
'I didn't want to breathe the same air as them when I read the messages.'
Campus sexual harassment and assault, despite it being the year of the #MeToo movement, is still a pervasive problem. On November 20, 2018, Upsilon Sigma Phi, a prestigious fraternity of the University of the Philippines, came under fire after alleged screenshots from
'Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.'
Miss Earth Canada Jaime Yvonne Vandenberg and Miss Earth England Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown are two of the three women who recently called out one pageant sponsor who consistently harassed them throughout the contest. The sponsor, revealed to be Amado S. Cruz,
'The shocking thing is he probably doesn't think he's in the wrong.'
Another former contestant has decided to speak up regarding sexual harassment allegations connected to the Miss Earth Competition. Charlotte Sophie Brooke, Miss Earth England 2017, posted a statement on her Instagram account to support her fellow beauty queens. "Firstly, I would like
'I believe that in speaking up, they've caused awareness to happen around the issue.'
Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray supports her fellow beauty queens who took to social media to expose their misgivings about their Miss Earth 2018 experience. "It's great that they're speaking up about it if it is happening.
He denies the accusations by Miss Canada, Miss England, and Miss Guam.
The Miss Earth 2018 pageant may be over (the coronation night was held on November 4, and Nguyen Phuong Khanh of Vietnam was declared the winner), but the controversy on what happened behind the scenes is still brewing.The AllegationsLast November 7,
This came after Miss Canada, Miss England, and Miss Guam spoke up about the sexual harassment they experienced during the competition.
This year's Miss Earth competition was held in the Philippines and the coronation night, where Vietnam's Phuong Khanh Nguyen was crowned as winner, took place on Sunday, November 4, 2018. A few days after the big night, Miss