VIRAL: Netizens come up with witty tweets about sexism in Philippine culture

    MANILA, Philippines- Is sexism deeply ingrained in the Philippine culture? That’s what Twitter user @KBOMolina and several netizens tried to answer in their hilarious discussion on Twitter.

    sexism in Philippine culture

    It all started when @KBOMolina tweeted this: “Sexism is deeply ingrained in the Philippine culture.Tingnan niyo merong Ati-Atihan Festival pero walang Kuya-Kuyahan Festival.”

    @KBOMolina’s funny remark about Ati-Atihan Festival seemingly unleashed the creative juices of social media users who came up witty comebacks.

    Although @KBOMolina’s funny take on sexism in the country appears to have just popped out of the blue, netizen Thea Lansang, who shared screenshots of the hilarious Twitter thread on Facebook, said it was based on a recent national issue.

    “Sexism is fckn real, pero minsan di mo na napapansin cos, sadly, nagiging norm na. I hope we all be a little more sensitive lang. I'm not religious or wtvr sht but I still believe in "Do unto others what you want others do unto you." Yuck ang corny na haha. But yea, same goes for gender equality and pushing for LGBTQ rights. Cos #pantaypantay #lovewins ,” Lansang wrote on Facebook.

    Over the past few weeks, several netizens and various human rights groups have called out sexist attacks against Senator Leila De Lima after the House announced its plans to publicly show the female politician’s alleged sex tape during a house probe.

    Several lady senators, female solons and even male politicians have opposed the planned showing of the alleged sex video involving De Lima.

    Netizens cry foul over leaking of alleged De Lima video scandal

    In a joint statement released by female members of the House of Representatives, they said that such move is illegal and has nothing to do with the investigation.

    "As women, we take offense in any action that intends to shame and demean us, regardless of being citizens or Senators. Let us not allow this to happen in our House, which has built a strong image as a protector of women's rights and welfare,” the statement read.

    Meanwhile, five female senators namely Risa Hontiveros, Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, Loren Legarda, and Nancy Binay have also made a stand against the showing of De Lima’s alleged sex tape. The lady senators filed a Senate resolution condemning the plan of the House of Representatives to show the alleged sex video in a House probe citing that the act will violate the Anti-Photo or Video Voyeurism Act of 2009 and the Anti Wiretapping Law.

    --Mini, The Summit Express

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