I think @taylorswift13’s next PR move (or at least definitely queued, as to not seem so obvious) is to get a black female best friend to add to her squad. Obviously. My thoughts on the whole Gender/Race Twitter discussion [+ a helpful comments thread if you click the link] here (x):

I want to be a doctor (sexism in medicine is not a myth).

I want to be a doctor. I’ve known this forever. In the back of my mind, I’ve always imagined it to be difficult, but not too difficult -just the reasonable amount of marathon studying, never-ending stress and running around as you might expect in any postgraduate course. But life has been telling me that it…

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 on 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)…

#LoveWins: Love is more than just a word.

People should be careful with their language. Words have power, and meaning transcends what is written. When religious conservatives write their reaction posts on social media, do they mean “I do not support same-sex marriage –in the context of my religion” or “I do not support same-sex marriage –on the level of the secular state”? Because…

Writing Desk

To be quite honest, I’ve got nothing. That’s all there is on my writing desk: miscellaneous poetry and lyrics, essay seedlings for some contests here and there, an empty travel blogpost. (You know, I’ll only start working on my Bali 2015 blog post after I finish the video. So I can’t do that yet, because some people…

Time for some SCIENCE THINKING THING!

You know you’ve been affected by one too many bio lectures when your first reaction when seeing this in tumblr is not to “aww” or reminisce about movie-related moments. It’s to think: wow, that’s really, really wrong. And my second reaction of giggling inside my head probably isn’t because of (SCIENCE!!), but I can’t help but be…

Essay: Filipina Feminista

An amazingly dry essay on what is and isn’t for the Filipino feminist. See the end for references and notes. Filipina Feminista AND WHY SHE’S NOT MOVING ONWARDS The 2011 Gender Gap Report by The World Economic Forum presents something to be excited about: out of 135 countries tested, the Philippines ranks with the eighth…