By Wil Burghoorn
This quantity brings jointly a powerful array of across the world famous students from worldwide to ascertain the various elements of gender politics in Asia. Its principal crisis is how girls in a variety of gendered contexts in Asia place themselves within the (re)production of gender family members, and the way they manoeuver for you to defend or modify those. It covers fields as diverse because the use of gown as a political weapon, the perform of therapeutic as an oblique problem to the dominant gender and political orders, and non secular ordination as a fight for fairness in Buddhism.
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The large, puffed sleeves of this blouse make it unfit and dangerous to wear inside laboratories with their gas jets or alcohol burners and rows of glass tubes. It was in fact the women students of the University of the Philippines who initiated in 97 the wearing of the European dress for school purposes. Since then its use has spread to other schools, and now even women who have long left the schoolroom affect this dress. The popularization of outdoor sports, such as tennis and golf, has also compelled the Filipino women to affect a suitable costume.
When the first soldier entered the room, he recognized Sister Josefina as the nun who had reported a robbery some weeks earlier. Immediately, he apologized to her for the shots, using respectful Tagalog (Sorry, po, Sorry po) (interview, Sister Josefina Magat 2002). ). Because the habit and wimple were the only weapons the nuns possessed, military attempts to ‘disarm’ their rivals involved removing the veil or ‘undressing’ them. indd 25 14/3/08 12:39:11 Gender Politics in Asia having her veil torn off her head by a heavy water cannon.
In the early years of martial law, the military raided convents and seminaries suspected of printing and publishing ‘subversive’ material and harbouring dissenters against the Marcos dictatorship. St. Joseph’s College, Our Lady of Angels Seminary, the Convent of the Oblate Sisters of Notre Dame, the Redemptorist monasteries in Davao and Tacloban and the Good Shepherd Sisters in Mantina, Davao, were also raided (Liberation, November 2, 973: 2). On the orders of Defense Secretary Juan Ponce Enrile, St.