Category: Discourses

Sexual harassment is no whistling matter

Bawal ang bastos! It took a while but finally, the “Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act” has lapsed into law on April 21 after President Rodrigo Duterte did not act on a bicameral conference committee report ratified in February 2019. Ivannee Bongosia writes about why the law should have been considered urgent because our public spaces are not safe.

Walk Free From Fear

The streets of big cities like Metro Manila are busy and bustling, and they bear witness to the ugly truth that Filipino women who walk through them experience harassment on a daily basis. Streets are not safe for women regardless of what they are wearing.

Sex, sexuality and gender

“We will talk about sex,” I said to a priest while waiting to discuss sex, gender and human sexuality before the Council of Bishops of the Philippine Independent Church (IFI). He was aghast and speechless.

Wonder Woman and wondering about feminism

Entertainment news reports say that by its second month, Wonder Woman has broken box office records into becoming the top grossing live-action film, generating more than US$800 million worldwide since it opened in early June […]

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 […]

“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 […]