Gender, patriarchy shape candidacies in elections – experts

MANILA, Philippines – The gender identities and expressions of candidates in the 2022 elections may be intertwined with how they are perceived by voters, experts and an LGBTQ+ rights organization leader said in a Rappler Talk episode aired Tuesday, March 29. They also discussed how in the discourse of women empowerment, voters must not be … Read more

Gender spills into crucial issues next leaders must address – experts

Women and the LGBTQ+ community are uniquely affected in national issues such as poverty, militarization, and economic rights, experts say in a Rappler Talk episode MANILA, Philippines – Academic gender experts and an LGBTQ+ rights organization leader say that gender rights are not only limited to what usually comes to mind, like anti-violence against women, … Read more

In LGBTQ group event, Sara Duterte talks about gender expression

At an event to rally support before her vice-presidential bid, Davao Mayor Sara Duterte decided to talk more about her own experiences with gender norms and expectations, telling a room full of LGBT Pilipinas members that she “sometimes wants to be a man and sometimes wants to be a woman.” “Sa gender stereotyping, ang sinasabi … Read more