“After his Netflix marathon, he goes again with his sexist bantering in one of his first public appearances since his weeklong no-show.”
This testimony focuses on Mary, Recca, Tin and Tanya who went to the University of the Philippines-Diliman. As activists and eventually as part of the revolutionary NPA, these women forged their identities by fighting across lines of interlocking oppressions. This account cannot give justice to their work. Rather, my goal is to talk about how revolution looks like in the lives of these revolutionary women.
“On the president’s third year in office, nothing has become clearer than that Mr. Duterte has really nothing to show for beyond his machismo and misogyny.”
“Poverty, fascism, sexism. All of these fuel our fight for women’s rights.”
The organizers and designers lamented how Flores de Mayo has been treated as beauty pageants these days and they wanted to show a deeper meaning to the tradition.
On Sunday night, May 20, Filipino women also launched the #BabaeAko campaign, highlighting how women are willing to fight against the President’s misogynistic behavior.