Taking up space

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 08/03/2023

Whenever we do a sociometry exercise in class wherein I ask students to arrange themselves in relation to each other’s social dimensions, I also have them notice who is not being represented by the group. When I…

Gender bias and mental health

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 06/15/2023

The Gender Social Norms Index by the United Nations (UN) Development Programme, based on data from 91 countries, reported that gender biases against women have not improved in a decade. Eighty-five percent of the total population worldwide…

Geneva Cruz is now a PAF reservist, stands up for women’s empowerment

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 03/10/2022

CEBU, Philippines —Geneva Cruz is now part of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Reserve Command, the singer-actress announced on her social media account. The actress took to Instagram to share her experiences after she finished her training…

‘WomEnPower’ highlights Cebuana industry leaders

Dianne Zarina G. Savillo 03/26/2021

International Women’s month is not only about celebrating the countless accomplishments of women around the globe. It’s also about bringing light to issues and challenges that women face in their workforce every day. Despite the obstacles, women…

No to misogynists: What we women can do

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 03/06/2021

A much-needed shot in the arm (not the vaccine) was received by yours truly when John Dexter Canda’s “Letter of apology” appeared in this newspaper’s Young Blood column last Tuesday. Here was a millennial apologizing for voting…

Transgender congresswoman named Inspiring Woman of 2016 by Time

Apple Ta-as 10/17/2016

TIME Magazine has listed Geraldine Roman, Bataan First District representative, as one of the most inspiring women of 2016. Rep. Roman was included for being the first transgender to join the Philippine Congress. The magazine has also…

Topless ladies cry for gender equality

08/25/2015

NEW YORK — Dozens of bare-chested women taking part in the GoTopless Pride Parade took to the streets of midtown Manhattan on Sunday to counter critics complaining about topless tip-seekers in Times Square. Appearing bare-breasted has been…

Men urged to promote gender equality

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/24/2015

Men should promote gender equality and women empowerment to stop the cycle of violence committed against women. This was the theme of yesterday’s  “HeForShe” forum sponsored by the University of the Philippines-Cebu (UP-Cebu) Student Council. “HeForShe” is…

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