Opinion/Editorial

  • When #MeToo fails a victim In November 2015, the porn industry was shaken when one of its high-profile performers revealed a rape allegation in a now deleted series of tweets. Stoya had resorted to Twitter to share how her then on-screen and real-life partner, James Deen, paid no heed to her boundaries despite her attempts to stop him even with ...
  • #UsToo: How Powerful is No? “You could’ve just said no.” And I did. Six times, to be exact. And six times, my no was disregarded, and eventually, I was violated. I had met this guy on a dating app and red flags began to appear within the first 30 minutes of meeting him: he had taken me to his house ...
  • Consent in the New Age We are not called a woke generation for nothing. We have risen and shone as a collective to address long known societal issues that our predecessors have failed or ignored to do so. One of these issues is sexual assault. As evident in the rise of the #MeToo movement and its effect not only in culture ...
  • UP CIRCUIT: Iwas sa E-waste Mabilis magbago ang panahon, ganoon na rin ang modelo o unit ng iyong smartphone — maya’t maya ay nag-a-update sa bago at mas mabuting anyo o bersyon. Masasabi na sa tulin ng ebolusyon ng teknolohiya ngayon mabilis naluluma ang mga gamit, ang bunga: basura. E-waste ang tawag dito, basurang likha ng mga kagamitang elektronikong naging ...
  • Bodies of Choice Women’s choices suffer the illusion of freedom. In a nation like the Philippines where class and privilege can color any discourse, talking about consent – and agency, and empowerment – in relation to women’s bodies would require admission of harsh realities. GRAPHICS: James Tristian M. Atillo When Jaime Vanderberg of Canada, Abbey-Anne Gyles of Britain, and Emma ...
  • #UsToo: A New Anger When I was 12, one of my parents’ hired laborers cornered me inside our bodega. He grabbed me from behind and pressed his erection into my back. He groped my breasts and asked, “O ano?” I ran away from him, silent. Am I angry at this man? When I was 16, I attended a youth group ...
  • Death by discourse: Stop laughing at yourself Despite the stereotype of the obnoxiously publicized relationship, I find that there are often more single people joking about their singleness on Valentine’s day than there are actual couples posting sickeningly cute selfies. Perhaps it’s just because I have more single friends than taken friends (which would probably say something deep about my subconscious if ...
  • Weaponizing abstentions: UP Fair is more popular than the USC Elections. The lament is familiar and stale, in fact the list is depressing: Too many students don’t care. Candidates fielded or endorsed by fraternities are the only candidates really capable of winning. Any regime change heralds spectacular conflict, one that derails necessary continuities rather than enforce checks-and-balances of power. Such farce has sunk its talons deep into ...
  • No hounds left in hell As though chasing after the truth and reporting on the odious acts of a government weren’t difficult enough, Filipino journalists must now face a new breed of foes: legal monstrosities which clawed out of some absurd invisible cauldron.   On Wednesday evening, February 13, agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) served a warrant of ...
  • [Part 1 of 2] National patrimony and so much more: The case of South China Sea More than two years after the Tribunal on the South China Sea Arbitration issued its decision on the conflicting claims of the Philippines and People’s Republic of China (PROC) on the South China Sea (or West Philippine Sea), the dispute heats up once again when Chinese Coast Guards shooed away a team of Filipino television ...
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