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Feminist diversities: Contemporary issues in gender and development

Feminist diversities: Contemporary issues in gender and development

The Philippine Journal of Social Development is a peer-reviewed journal published by the College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines, Diliman. This  volume is a compilation of papers exploring present-day issues on gender and development, from a feminist standpoint.

In The L Words Lesbian and Labour: Physical and Social Health Impacts of Call Centre Work on Lesbian Women in Quezon City, Philippines, Mylene De Guzman sheds light on women at the intersection of gender and sexual orientation.

Sabrina Laya S. Gacad’s Pushing the Boundaries of Motherhood and Pagkadalaga: Sexuality and Reproductive Freedom of Urban Poor Women and Volunteers of the Likhaan Center for Women’s Health focuses on low-income women of varying ages who have chosen to avail of contraceptive commodities.

Shebana Alqaseer’s and Joshua Carlo Tenorio Pile’s The President’s Monologues: Duterte’s Rhetoric and Toxic Masculinities highlights Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s portrayals of masculinity through his public remarks, laying bare a conformity to orthodox masculinity and its perilous implications on culture and politics.

Allen L. Espino’s Problematising Privatisation: How Private Takeover of Local Water Districts Impacts Gender Mainstreaming reveals how privatisation resulted in a pushback in the capacity to utilise the GAD budget and to implement programs that target women’s empowerment.

In Mapping the Terrain of Feminist Organising among Selected Organisations in Luzon and the Visayas, Teresita Villamor Barrameda enquires into the organising efforts of women and LGBTQI individuals in relation to how they promote the development and empowerment of their members.

 

Key Points

  • Lesbian women contend with the additional impediment of discrimination in the workplace, on top of the numerous repercussions of call centre work on their health.
  • Consciousness-raising combined with free access to reproductive health services contributed not only to women’s reproductive freedom and the enhancement of their socio-economic condition, but also to their empowerment as women and mothers.
  • Masculinity studies can enrich and sharpen one’s understanding of the unremitting reproduction of asymmetrical gender relations.
  • For government agencies, gender mainstreaming is a GAD strategy facilitated by the utilisation of the five (5) percent GAD budget as provided for under the Magna Carta of Women and the General Appropriations Act.
  • Some of the processes and practices involved in the efforts of women and LGBTQI individuals in relation to how they promote the development and empowerment of their members, mirror feminist principles, and that the utilisation of feminist organising could contribute to these organisations, enable the mainstreaming of gender, and facilitate the creation of alliances.

 

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • The L Words – Lesbian and Labour: Physical and Social Health Impacts of Call Centre Work on Lesbian Women in Quezon City, Philippines
  • Pushing the Boundaries of Motherhood and Pagkadalaga: Sexuality and Reproductive Freedom of Urban Poor Women and Volunteers of the Likhaan Center for Women’s Health
  • The President’s Monologues: Duterte’s Rhetoric and Toxic Masculinities
  • Problematising Privatisation: How Private Takeover of Local Water Districts Impacts Gender Mainstreaming
  • Mapping the Terrain of Feminist Organising among Selected Organisations in Luzon and the Visayas
  • Notes on Contributors

 

This journal was originally published on the official website of the College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines, Diliman.

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