i’ve been thinking lately (on language, 1984 and the ‘bakla’)

I’ve been thinking more and more lately about language, and specifically their role in the formation of ideas and the creation of avenues of discourse. This won’t be a cohesive opinion, because I just want this out of my chest. I’ve been thinking too much. In Orwell’s 1984, the idea of crimethink (which exists in vernacular as thoughtcrime)…

On Ken

THE MOST FAKE THING ABOUT KEN IS NOT THAT HE’S PLASTIC. IT’S THAT HE’S “STRAIGHT.” Screenshot from http://fckh8-tees.tumblr.com/post/67279559310 Not all of our social constructs —like gender roles— are entirely digested and understood by even my most “enlightened” university friends (and not even by family). Here in the Philippines, being a male homosexual is almost always…