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Her Yin and Yang: A woman’s journey towards finding her true identity

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.

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Featured Post: Phoebe Reyes of GENDERS A52

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

Featured Post: Anna Karissa de Leon of GENDERS A52

Journal Entry # 2- Feminism And The Right To Show Anger


1. In what ways does the article explain Insiang’s situation, her behavior prior to rape and after rape?

The article “I Am Angry” defines exactly what the character in the movie Insiang had to go through in her life because she was a woman. Being the only daughter to an abusive mother, Insiang had to uphold the mythological Filipino image of a woman: the meek, docile, martyr accepting whatever the world throws at her with a brave face, but never fighting back.

To read more, head over to Anna’s wordpress site at

Philope mw class today is cancelled

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.

Thank you.


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!


Featured Post from Upworthy: See Why we have an Absolutely Ridiculous Standard of Beauty

“And what I really want is for us to stop turning beautiful women into drawings and passing them off as real.”

Philosophy of the Person’s The Masks we Wear

A mask is also known as persona.  In many cultures, masks are said to evoke the presence of the divine, in whatever form it chooses. Masks come in all sorts and manner—from the simplest slip to cover one’s eyes to the most grotesque, to better scare someone spectacularly.  The question is, do masks hide or reveal the self?


Shameless Plug

Shameless Plug

My article on Yaoi is part of this forthcoming book! Visit the site at Thanks:)

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

This Crow is the Smartest Bird You’ve Ever Seen

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.”

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