Women should be free to aspire to greatness in STEM fields, and also to be mediocre.
Art Exhibit: Figura Filipina
Figura Filipina – When you don’t have time to go to art exhibits, the art exhibits go to you.
“Kasumpa-sumpa ang maging Pilipino sa panahong ito…”
Anong pag-ibig o pagpapakasakit?
Anong paglilingkod o pagtitiis?
I want to be a doctor (sexism in medicine is not a myth).
Cheers to the future.
i’ve been thinking lately (on language, 1984 and the ‘bakla’)
I’ve been thinking more and more lately about language, and specifically their role in the formation of ideas and the creation of avenues of discourse. This won’t be a cohesive opinion, because I just want this out of my chest. I’ve been thinking too much. In Orwell’s 1984, the idea of crimethink (which exists in vernacular as thoughtcrime)…
Three things i learned from life
1. The prince smiles at the pauper and he says, welcome home. He removes her rags and seats her on a throne, gives her jewels, buys her gowns and drowns her in the kind of whispers i shouldn’t repeat. These are the kinds of bedtime stories my mother flushed down my throat: poor girl meets…
There are days when I wake up wishing I was a boy: less overt sexism, easier commute, more mobility. But then I imagine living under the pressure of both privilege and the machismo ideal, and I take it back. I like wearing dresses and rallying against oppression too much to give it up.
this week, in open letters to the world
Read under the cut :)
Haikus to Freedom
I was reading the Inquirer a week and a day ago, and I thought of airing some opinions on Philippine news. With some poetry. I. to think of the world quite odd: easy to clamor easy to forget The Philippines is perhaps one of the few “democratic” countries where a corrupt president –overthrown by a mass…
When Having Opinions Brings Rape Threats: A Captain America Story
When Having Opinions Brings Rape Threats: A Captain America Story I’m just so angry right now. The article boils down to the headline: a woman criticizes the work of a white guy in the comic book industry (Rick Remender) for portraying the Falcon (inebriated, if not drunk) having sex with a 22-year-old woman (who was thought…