08 Oct Is Slut-Shaming the New Norm?

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JUAN SAYS: First this. Maybe you laughed at the headline, maybe you shrugged your shoulders, but our reactions are what is needed by this tabloid pretending to be a newspaper to get what they want. If you’ve share this, even in outrage, you are part of the culture, that sex culture that shames people for their marketing or popularity gain. We all know that the editors and writers of this newspaper is amongst the roster of well respected journalists that the country has today, and we are puzzled as to why they would allow such a headline to pass through their most discerning tastes, and it all boils down to one thing. They want to be known again, read again, never mind the credibility nor journalism integrity that has to come with everything published on the newspaper. 

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And now this…

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Inquirer.net has just decided to make fun of De Lima’s supposed inappropriate gestures by attaching her face into an unknowing pole dancer’s body just because they think it is funny. This is again, without regard for pole athletes who are gravely offended by this shallow ridicule. 

De Lima has taken 1 hit after another, and if this is just about the controversial drugs inside Bilibid prison, we may not have twitched. But this is just too much. Congress wants to watch De Lima’s alleged sex video to identify who was her partner in their attempts to pinpoint De Lima’s connection to the drug trade in Bilibid.

Truth be told, we are not for De Lima. In fact, we are beginning to hate her with all her walk outs inside the senate. But to be shamed like that is indeed another story. 

Slut-shaming is the experience of being labeled a sexually out-of-control girl or woman (a “slut” or “ho”) and then being punished socially for possessing this identity. Slut-shaming is sexist because only girls and women are called to task for their sexuality, whether real or imagined; boys and men are congratulated for the exact same behavior. This is the essence of the sexual double standard: Boys will be boys, and girls will be sluts. – Huffington Post

Here is the thing, whatever De Lima’s sexual adventures are, it isn’t our business. She may or may not have a sex video and that is her thing. None of us has the right to criticise, malign or ridicule the woman for being comfortable with her sexuality. None of us. You hypocritical virgins included. Let’s take the issue at hand for what it is worth. Let’s focus on the drug trade and not how she seduces the men whom she is having drug ties with. Let us not focus on her sex video nor her partner in that video. She may have sex with any plant or animal for that matter and that is still none of our business. Let’s focus on the problem, and the problem is not De Lima’s so called “kalandian.” It is drug trade. Period. 

Masyado lang kayong tigang kaya pati sex life ng ibang tao, pinapakialaman na ninyo! 

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