Episode three of Final Girl tackles one of the most divisive movies of 2017: mother! Part Biblican allegory and part psychological thriller, mother! is a rollercoaster of a film, and I recommend erring on the side of caution if you’re sensitive to gore, or idolatry, or both. Listen to the third episode of Final Girl here: As always, you can also find the episode (and … Continue reading Final Girl: mother!
If you’ve only ever known of abuse from the news and other people’s horror stories, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. In 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that one in four ever-married (married, widowed, separated, or divorced) women aged 15-49 has experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence by their husband or partner. Abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, no matter how strong or … Continue reading Abuse that Doesn’t Bruise Still Hurts
Years ago, when I was new to the workforce, a co-worker made several flirty, suggestive comments to me while I was on the job. This co-worker: Was not a close friend Had years of seniority over me in the company Was a taller and larger person than me And was married. So it was uncomfortable, to say the least. I always tried to give the … Continue reading “Hindi Ko Naman Siya Hinawakan” and Other Excuses for Harassment
This post was migrated from an old blog. Let’s get in the spirit of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month early! Maya Angelou grew up in Arkansas in a time when racism and discrimination were commonplace. She was treated as an inferior because she was black and female. When she was just seven years old, she was raped by her mother’s boyfriend. This experience … Continue reading Honoring Nicki Minaj and Maya Angelou in National Women’s Month