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Sunday, December 9, 2018



Muslim woman slams Feminist groups: Ayaw nyo lang yata kasi kay Duterte!



Composite photos of Rolaiza Mimi Singayao and Pres. Rodrigo Duterte from Facebook and Bullit Marquez
There was a time when the women’s rights movement in the country was vibrant, and relevant. Feminist groups have fought gallantly for the protection of women’s rights regardless of who the enemy was. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be case at present. A netizen shared her thoughts on how Feminism lost it’s identity in the country, and losing it’s essence in the process.

Lost It’s Fangs

In a lengthy but meaningful post she shared on Facebook, netizen Rolaiza Mimi Singayao expressed her dissatisfaction on how the feminist groups have been behaving lately. They have lost the vigor that they used to have, fearlessly advocating the rights of women.


Singayao noticed how the feminist groups were so silent on the issue of Patricia “Tish” Bautista, who exposed her ex-husband COMELEC chief Andres Bautista of amassing more than a billion of unexplained wealth.

They were equally vapid on PAO chief Percida Acosta’s fight against those responsible for the Denvaxia scandal, and to those mothers and children who have received the Dengvaxia vaccine. Same with the plight of the OFWs who suffer inhumane treatment abroad. Not to mention the Lumad children who were r4ped and m0lested by the CPP-NPA. The list goes on.

Prejudiced

Singayao wondered what happened to the feminism of old. They used to be brave and impartial. They used to champion the rights of the people before their own interests. They choose to serve the people before any organization or partisanship.

Now, it seems that they are pre-occupied in criticizing Duterte’s every move. They changed their advocacy from being a women’s rights advocate to being Duterte’s fiercest critics. In essence, they have lost their identity and got afflicted by the disease that they have long been fighting against - Prejudism.

In the end, Rolaida Singayao still wishes that all her perceptions regarding the feminism in the country are wrong. Feminism is not corrupted and it is not being influenced by partisan politics. Wishful thinking.

Read the complete Facebook post of Rolaiza Mimi Singayao below:

TINALIKURAN DIN NG MGA GRUPO NG KABABAIHAN SI PATRICIA TISH BAUTISTA; MGA KABABAIHANG LUMAD; MGA INA AT BIKTIMA NG DENGVAXIA
Patricia Bautista, photo from Inquirer
Dismissed for insufficiency of evidence ang kasong CYBERCRIME na inihain ng dating COMELEC Chief laban sa asawang si Patricia Bautista.

Sa gitna noong init ng isyu, naaalala ko kung papaanong napakalamig ng treatment ng mga grupong nagsusulong ng karapatan at proteksyon ng mga Kababaihan. Yong mga feminists na kung tawagin ang kanilang sarili. Lumayo sila sa kaso ni Tisha kahit na lumalaban eto sa isang may kapangyarihan at may mataas na katayuan sa gobyerno, si Andres Andy Bautista.

Si Atty. Kapunan, mga iba pang batang abogado at mga netizens sa SocMed ang naaalala kong naging saklay ni Miss Tish.

Iba na ang mga sektor ng Kababaihan ngayon. Tila namimili. Prejudiced. Tahimik sa laban ni PAO Chief Atty. Persida Acosta na inaatake at sinisiraan ang pagkatao ng mga protectors ng Dengvaxia.

Tahimik din sila sa patuloy na pinagdadaanan ng mga ina at kabataang nabakunahan ng Dengvaxia.

At tila nanahimik sa mga pinagdaanan at pinagdadaanan ng mga kababayang OFW na nagpakamatay, pinatay at naging sanhi ng diplomatic crisis na ating nai panalo.

Tahimik din sila sa mga pahayag ng mga kababaihang Lumad na minolestiya at na rape sa kamay ng mga miembro ng CPP-NPA. Tahimik sa pinagdaraanan ng mga kabataan at kababaihang Lumad na hinubog na maging terorista, at ilayo sa pamahalaan at kung ano sila bilang katutubo at tao sa mga eskwelahang kagaya sa Talaingod.

Asan na kayo? Akala ko ba patas at hindi kayo pagagapi? Akala ko ba, taumbayan bago organisasyon o partido?

Ano na bang kayang nangyari sa sector na dati rati naman ay relevant, dynamic at maka-tao? Matabang na kayo ngayon. Iba na. Ang bunganga na lang ni Duterte ang pinag aaksayahan ninyo ng panahon.

Ayaw nyo lang yata kasi kay Duterte. Baka yon lang ang dahilan o baka may organizational o identity krisis kayo na hinaharap?


Ahhh. May krisis nga ang sektor ng Kababaihan. Nawaglit ang esensya ng tunay na peminismo. Hindi na uminog.

Sana mali ako na korupted, lusaw at lutang ang peminismo sa Pilipinas ngayon.
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte, photo from BBC
Source: Rolaiza Mimi Singayao