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Due to the existence of patriarchy and hyper-masculinity in the world, people, particularly women, were forced to resist these social structures and body systems that had long oppressed and subjugated them. An example of which is the iconic resistance against the state in the context of religion that is staged…
This is a beautiful essay from Cha Aquino of PHILOPE A56. Among the many assignments and activities I had assigned to my students, this assignment is a personal favorite because of the overwhelming positive response to the call to share about what it means to have a gender and body identity. Thank you for all the wonderful reflections!
The first time I truly realized that I was a girl was when I complained to my parents that there was a boy bothering me in school. The boy would tease me all the time, call me names, and from what I could remember, was just short of becoming violent. After explaining this to my parents, they laughed and said, “Ganyan talaga mga boys ‘pag may crush sayo.” I vividly remember being confused because I thought that if he liked me, why would he be mean to me? A few days later, when the boy’s teasing became too much, I fought back and got reprimanded by my homeroom teacher. Despite telling her that he was bothering me, she said that regardless of the situation, “it’s not proper for girls to fight.” At that moment, I remember being (wrongfully) ashamed of defending myself.
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Another excellent reflection from Jerika Ubaldo of Gender, Race and Class in the US course.
In Praise of Difficult Chicas: Feminism and Femininity
by Adriana Lopez
“Feminist might not be the proper sobriquet to describe my great aunt, Tia Esthercita, but she sure was fearless. In the late 1950s she flouted the church’s social dictums, scoffed at being ladylike and defied los hombres machista. She smoked cigars, huffed down whiskey and indulged in numerous love affairs with very doting, sometimes married, men. She owned a farm on the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia, and a three-bedroom modern apartment in Las Torres de Fenicia, a high-rise luxury building in the once chic downtown part of the capital. I could never quite figure out how my aunt could afford this lavish lifestyle and why my mother’s family always rolled their eyes and spoke furtively when the subject turned to our eccentric aunt – a woman with cojones.”
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Painting their Presence: A Deconstruction of the Experience of Women of Color in the American Society
I am very happy with this work from Rianna Custudio in my class, Gender, Race and Class in the U.S.
The articles of Lopez, Hurdis, and Tumang offered a riveting account of how they resisted the realities in context of the American society. As part of the minority, these women of color paint the feminist movement with additional colors or perspectives as to how gender and race are linked to the experience of oppression. While gender is a basis for subjugation, women of color are bound to additional levels of discrimination due to their race. Therefore, feminism, at least the waves present during their time, does not yet fully offer the representation that these women are uncovering. This society presents a great contrast to the repressed individuality in which they were longing and fighting to be discussed or recognized. The three articles are deconstructed with respect to the elements of colonialism, decolonization, and resistance, respectively. Then, an explanation as to why certain passages were highlighted would follow.
In Praise of…
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As announced last Saturday during the Big Lecture Series, reaction papers on Interreligious Dialogue and Big Lecture shall be submitted on August 15, 2017 via Word Press.
I am also inviting you (for extra points) to attend my Professorial Chair Lecture on August 17, 2017 at 230 PM at Yuchengco Building 408. The deadline for submission of reaction paper for this event will be August 19, 2017.
Please be guided accordingly.
My dear students,
As previously announced, everyone is encouraged to attend the event on Interreligious Dialogue on Thursday, AUgust 10, 2017 at 1100-1230 PM at Y407-409. PHILOPE A56 CLASS is expected to attend.
Please come on time and ask questions for our speakers. You will get extra points for doing this!
See you all there at the event tomorrow!
Please mark the date (the event was moved from August 3 to August 10, 2017). Those who still want to make-up for lost point should go to this event.
The Philosophy Department
College of Liberal Arts
In cooperation with the
Behavioral Sciences Society
Cordially invites the La Sallian Community
To an interreligious forum
IS GOD DEAD? THE ROLE OF RELIGION IN THE CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC SPHERE
August 10, 2017
How should we speak of God amidst the anxieties of our times? Where shall we search for the face of Jesus, of Mohammed and of the Buddha, amongst the endless streams of refugees pouring out of war-torn areas here and overseas?
The seeming dissonance between the message of love and peace, which is the heart of the world’s religions, and the reality of violence and indifference towards those of different faith or religion, is hard to ignore. For some scholars, the above dissonance points to the increasing role of religious belief in the promotion of epistemic violence, which is manifested in sexism, fundamentalism, racism, ethnocentrism, transphobia, and many more. For some scholars, however, religion can be a category of knowledge that is enabling, and can contribute to human flourishing. Religion is not the “other” in the emancipatory discourse.
The forum presents local scholars from major religions—Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, to explore these issues and more. It seeks to offer a venue for the community to reflect on the Praxis of faith and to respond to the challenge to contribute to the flourishing of all.
Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan is a Fellow of the Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung and the King Abdullah bin Abdulazis Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. He is a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission. He is also currently the Executive Director of the Al Qalam Institute of Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia based at Ateneo de Davao University.
Mr. Abdul Rahman Ernesto M. Cruz is a leading figure of the Islamic Propagators Association of the Philippines. He facilitates Islamic dialogue in schools, jails and other correctional institutions, with the police and military organizations, and other public desks. Mr. Cruz hosts a radio and television programs, which airs every Saturday and Sunday in DYME 78.3, which covers the entire island of Masbate, Negros (Iloilo City) and in Samar, Philippines.
Ms. Laureen Velasco is a faculty member of the Philosophy Department at De La Salle University. She is the 2015 Winner of the Students’ Search for Outstanding Teachers (SSOT), a campus-wide search sponsored by the Student Government. Ms. Velasco has obtained multiple fellowships from The Monbusho (Monbukagakusho)
and Japan Foundation as recognition for her outstanding scholarship on Japanese Philosophy and Culture and Zen Buddhism.
Dr. Mark Joseph Calano is a faculty member of the Philosophy Department at The Ateneo de Manila University. He holds two PhDs, one in Religious Studies from St. Louis University and the other in Philosophy from ADMU respectively. Dr. Calano is also an author of a SHS textbook on World Religions.
Please refer to the file attached for the instructions regarding your 2nd journal entry. See you all next week!
Departures is a truly beautiful film to frame discussions on death, life and love. Here is an example of a reflection that strings the film and Buddhism together. PHILOPE A56 student, Charisse Aquino writes:
A few weeks ago, we watched a Japanese film in PHILOPE class called “Departures.” The 2008 film is about a man called Daigo , who, after a failed career as a cellist, becomes a nōkanshi (a traditional Japanese ritual mortician) in his hometown. Throughout the film, the viewers see him deal with different struggles such as his anger towards his father and even hostility from others because of his job. In this reflection, I will discuss and analyze the film and connect it with themes of Buddhism. For better understanding, the reflection will be divided into two parts, ‘Dying’ and ‘Living.’
For more check out Charisse’s site here:
Please be informed that for our class in USGENDR on June 27, 2017, we will move to the Faculty Center 4A, which is across the Philosophy Department Office. The new room arrangement will only be for this day.
PHILOPE classes will still be in their original rooms.
Be guided. See you all on Tuesday!