All posts by Maria Diosa Labiste

We are not All Vagina

“We are not All Vagina” was the feminists’ retort to Duterte’s horrid anti-women remark of shooting women rebels in the vagina because they are nothing without their pudenda. The journalists conveyed that their combined strength and capacity to fight back are not reducible to their private parts.

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Two women honored as martyrs in the resistance to Marcos dictatorship

Historians say the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship drew out great courage from thousands of women but Coronacion Chiva and Dalama’s heroism left a special imprint to the memory of that epoch.

The woman question in Occupy Pandi

by Maria Diosa Labiste Kadamay members on the eve of the May 1 Labor Day march. There’s an unexplored gender dimension in the occupation movement in Pandi, Bulacan that could partly explain why majority of […]

Mothers and widows on the warpath against Duterte’s ‘drug war’

Gemma, grandmother of 12 year-old Kristine Joy Sailog mourns during a funeral service inside the church  in Binan Laguna, Thursday December 29, 2016. Kristine Joy died after a stray bullet pierced her heart Wednesday night […]

“We were warned, things were explained to us; nevertheless we persisted”

This social news site emerged out of despair by some writers, feminists, activists and, (as they call themselves), witches rolled into one. Some months ago, a news site where we honed our skills as writers […]