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15 Times Filipinas Refused To Take Shit From The Patriarchy

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1. When Twitter user Nicky Castillo shut down someone who asked, "If women are equal to men, why can't we see any female Plato, Aristotle, Einsteins, Newton, Bill gates etc?"

There are plenty of brilliant non-men philosophers, scientists, & programmers. You don't know about them because of… https://t.co/O4OYXq2SPz

2. And clapped back so hard when she was told women should "work, not object."

3. When another Twitter user, Nathania Chua, taught some boys a thing or two about online catcalling.

4. When Miss International Kylie Verzosa put news anchor Noli de Castro in his place.

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5. Literally every time outspoken and liberated Filipinas burn disrespectful pigs online.

Just because I love my body and post provocative photos doesn't mean you can just ask for nudes like it's no big deal.

6. When Hidilyn Diaz shut down everyone's big mouths when they say women are weak and can't lift heavy things.

7. When Philippine Air Force pilot Major Marjorie Mukay flew across Pacific Ocean and led a team who brought home the Philippine C130, proving that a plane's cockpit isn't only for men.

8. When Kathleen Dela Paz, a mother of two, was hired as the first female driver for the LRT.

9. When actress Solenn Heussaff dragged an Instagram commenter who wanted to tell her what to wear.

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10. When Filipinas on the internet found the perfect way to get back to men who post sexually abusive comments on Facebook.

11. When lawmakers proposed additional taxes on vanity products and Pinays just won't have any of it.

ADMINISTRASYON NA MISOGYNIST AT SEXIST AT KUNG ANO ANO PANG -IST, EH HAMPASIN KO KAYA KAYO NG CONTOUR KIT KO? #DontTaxMyBeauty

PH society: "Kayong mga babae, mag-ayos naman kayo." PH government: *Places additional tax on beauty products.* #DontTaxMyBeauty

You waste my tax on stupid hearings so you can watch porn & exploit a woman's sex life. Now you want to tax my makeup? NO. #DontTaxMyBeauty

12. And when they made Senator Sotto regret what he said on national television about a woman who wears shorts while drinking alcohol.

Tito Sotto: "kababaeng mong tao pashot shot ka pa" Me: /drinks straight from the bottle/ /washes hands using an alcoholic drink/

Sige nga Tito Sotto, mag shot ka nang naka long sleeves at winter jacket para di rin tumayo yang titi mo pag may babaeng dumaan.

13. When women activists like Dr. Sylvia Estrada Claudio initiated a campaign in support of Sen. Leila de Lima against lawmakers who were asking to view the senator's alleged sex video in a congress hearing.

14. When Sen. Risa Hontiveros filed the Anti-Rape Act, the Anti Sexual Harassment Bill, and the Gender-Based Electronic Violence to protect women both online and offline.

15. And finally, when musician BP Valenzuela made the perfect, sassiest comeback to "gentlemen" who think women ~live~ for their opinion on our clothing.

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