To my Filipino-Chinese female students, past and present, here is one story to inspire you as you continue to redefine what it means to be multicultural, multiethnic women in the 21st century.
Her Yin and Yang: A woman’s journey towards finding her true identity
by Krista Garcia
Posted on 02/19/2014 11:42 AM | Updated 02/20/2014 11:17 AM
MANILA, Philippines – “As a feminist, it’s not enough to preach what you believe in. You should live it. So in my life, I try to do that as much as possible.”
Her surname is “Chia” and her family owns an appliance and electronics shop in Raon Street, Manila. She’s a Tai Chi and Qigong instructor. Her eyes are the kind that disappear when she breaks out into a laugh or giggle.
So even before she tells you about her family, you’d know that Irene Chia is every inch Chinese.
For more head over to rappler.com at http://www.rappler.com/brandrap/whipit/50963-her-yin-yang
Emerging Feminist Views
Posted: February 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
In the movie Insiang, although it seemed that at the start of the movie when her relatives were staying with them, she was seen as one of those who brought home money. In fact, at the start of the movie, she is seen to have a crucial role as she earned money while her cousin who was a man did not. However, as the story progressed, it was seen that Insiang was merely seen as a sexual object. When Dado had seen her, the way he looked at her had already suggested that she is being seen as this. Furthermore, her boyfriend had also seen her that way. It was as if he was easily able to talk about her as if she was merely something he could throw away easily if he didn’t get what he wanted. In a certain scene, Insiang was unable to meet him for their date to the movies.
To read more, visit Phoebe’s site at http://xueexin.wordpress.com/
Dear students concerned,
Please be informed that I will not be able to meet you today because of a personal emergency. Instead, I’ll meet you on Wednesday February 26. Please use this time to work on your assignment.
Dear students concerned,
Please note that our free cut, originally scheduled on the 26th of February, has now been moved to the 24th of the same month. Consequently, the remaining 3 reports will be presented on the 26th.
Be guided. Thanks!
My article on Yaoi is part of this forthcoming book! Visit the site at http://us.macmillan.com/feministcyberethicsinasia/AgnesMBrazal. Thanks:)
Multi-step puzzles can be difficult for humans, but what if I told you there was a bird that could solve them on its own?
In this BBC special, Dr. Alex Taylor has set up an eight-step puzzle to try and stump one of the smartest crows he’s seen in captivity. They describe the puzzle as “one of the most complex tests of the animal mind ever.”
For more head over to the site: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/06/crow-smartest-bird_n_4738171.html