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[OPINION | Dash of SAS] If you want to empower women, pay them for their work

Jul 11, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'When brands use feminism and its ideals of equality, it needs to go beyond cherry picking the easy and trendy aspects of it like empowerment'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A love letter to our jeepney drivers

Jun 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM

'Our tatay jeepney drivers have not only been stripped of their livelihood, they have also been stripped of their dignity. For the first time, we are seeing our jeepney drivers begging on the street.'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The Filipino global nurse: Trained to leave, now made to stay

May 30, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'It was upsetting to see photos of nurses in head-to-toe level 4 PPE watching over patients in non-air conditioned tents and think about their P10,000 monthly salary (even lower in private hospitals) and 12-hour shifts'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Sex under lockdown

May 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Whatever stage you are in this pandemic-prompted sexual journey, we’re refreshing the safe sex playbook with coronavirus updates to keep the lockdown sex hot – and safe

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Preventing child sexploitation during lockdown and beyond

Apr 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Last year, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Dispatch from El Salvador

Apr 11, 2020 - 2:00 PM

El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] How do you stay at home when home is a dangerous place?

Apr 04, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Several studies have shown that domestic and family violence increases during times of disaster and national emergencies

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Dear PNP, this is how you write a rape prevention ad

Mar 14, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'Telling women not to dress a certain way, drink too much, or walk in a dark alley alone at night is just pointless'

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What happened to the NEDA sexual harassment case?

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The results of NEDA's investigation of a ranking official have been with the Office of the President for more than a year. Why is President Duterte taking this long to decide on what to do?

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Rape, incest and inequality – the other reasons for teen pregnancies

Nov 11, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Sex education isn’t only about what body part goes where. It is about teaching boundaries and protecting those boundaries by distinguishing between a good touch and a bad touch.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Girls feel invisible in the media

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

It’s time to rewrite their story, and here are recommended children’s books to help do that

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What if we called it birth control instead?

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The fight for divorce is a family affair

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

At the Senate hearing on the divorce bills, for the first time, adults didn’t have to speak for the children. The children spoke for themselves: they will be alright.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Humanizing SOGIE

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country? There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] G7 to discuss how to make gender inequality history

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

‘We want the G7 countries to sign on [the Biarritz Partnership]…and choose one of the reforms…to champion, get it funded, and include a way to monitor progress’

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The Divorce Bill: Legislating love, sex and marriage

Aug 11, 2019 - 10:14 AM

It is the judicial system infested with corruption and bribery that make a mockery of the institution of marriage – not the two people who once vowed to love each other till death do them part but failed

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Applause for death, drugs, sex jokes – that is the State of the Nation

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The ramifications of these will outlast the next 3 years. Our institutions are compromised and, along with it, our values as a people.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why it's important that SC defined sexual harassment

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:53 AM

The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A right to say no to a pregnancy test

Dec 09, 2018 - 5:05 PM

Pregnancy is not a crime for you or me. Neither should it be a crime for students of Pines City Colleges.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Campus violence and toxic rhetoric – where are the adults?

Nov 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Those leaked conversations are a mirror of the hatred and bigotry that fuel violence. What happens next will be a litmus test for UP.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why Pia Cayetano's defense of Duterte is personal

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Humanizing abortion laws

Aug 31, 2018 - 4:46 PM

It’s time we have a more open discussion of abortion and the need to relax our laws to allow women access to safe medical abortions

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Toxic monogamy

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

‘Instead of thinking of forever as being rooted in the same partnership until death, think of it as having 2 or 3 relationships with the same person throughout your lives,’ relationship expert Esther Perel

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Pickup artist today, dirty old man tomorrow

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

These guys are hanging onto the pickup boot camp promise that they can go from zero to stud hero by listening to ‘experts,’ whose only advantage over them was their better hair, shoes, and clothes

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Expiring women don’t get angry, they get busy

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:23 PM

I have stories to write, goals to achieve, men to fall in love with (maybe I should include women? It is 2018, afterall), memories to make and many hearts to break along the way. My to-do list is a long one.

[Dash of SAS] Mr. President, keep your foul mouth away from our vaginas

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Rodrigo Duterte is so scared of strong women that he doesn’t know what to do with them, except degrade, insult, and strip them of their character by reducing them to nothing more than body parts

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Of sexual predators and sexual klutzes

Jan 21, 2018 - 6:00 PM

'Men like Harvey Weinstein need prison but men like the sexual bully who only thinks of his own gratification, the sexual klutz and all those in between need re-education.'

[Dash of SAS] Teen widows: the growing legacy of Duterte’s drug war

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men

FAMILY PICTURE. Here is a photo of Hideyoshi and Michel on her phone, propped up against Hyree’s tiny feet. That’s the only family picture they will ever have. All photos by Ana Santos

[Dash of SAS] Internalized Misogyny: Women hating on other women

Apr 10, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Internalized misogyny is the enabling framework that gives men a free pass starting from when they are boys all the way until they grow up to be sexist men

[Dash of SAS] When you run out of birth control pills

Jan 19, 2017 - 12:30 PM

President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO

[Dash of SAS] Tolerance isn't acceptance, charity isn't governance

Feb 20, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Tolerance looks very different from acceptance Charity is far from the ideals of good governance And being a world champion athlete is worlds apart from being a competent and fair legislator

TOLERANCE. Does the country's discourse around the LGBT community revolve around tolerance instead of acceptance? Image courtesy of Mara Mercado

[Dash of SAS] Forbidding and punishing home births

Jan 06, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Prohibiting home births is seen as a way to curb maternal deaths But others say it is infringes on women’s right to choose

[Dash of SAS] ​​MassageBoyXX's happy ending

Dec 07, 2015 - 2:13 PM

For Arvin a former male masseur the key to success is about giving the best service possible

[DASH of SAS] Getting schooled on gender fluidity

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:03 PM

This is the generation that knows that love romantic or platonic does not see gender or sexual orientation It only sees the person

[Dash of SAS] Prostitution or negotiable affection?

Jul 08, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity Some run away from abusive oppressive homes others come here for the fun of it

[Dash of SAS] Birth control buffet

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:13 PM

This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24 giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds

Photo by Ana Santos

[Dash of SAS] Dear parent whose child has just come out

May 22, 2015 - 10:08 PM

They can expect other people to turn their back on them but not you Please not you the father the mother whose child has just come out

[Dash of SAS] The macho dancer

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:01 PM

Our jobs don’t make us bad people We’re entertainers we entertain all the people who come through our doors We make them happy

[Dash of SAS] A village of aunties

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:00 PM

I grew up with people always telling me that I was lucky because I was loved by so many But no one told me it would be like losing a parent each time one of them passes

[DASH of SAS] Girl+: This mobile app saves girls

Mar 25, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Girls should feel safe when on the road or commuting late at night They should feel safe when going to work

[DASH of SAS] Cinderella 2.0 and 'The Clooney Effect'

Mar 11, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Little girls have been raised to the drum beats of empowerment and feminism their lullabies are about being everything you can be and their fairytales are about reaching for your potential and going after your dreams

[Dash of SAS] WWW: Women on the Web are not Welcome

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Authorities either underestimate the threat that technology related violence presents or do not have a full understanding of how the pervasiveness of such violence causes psychological and emotional distress

[Dash of SAS] Losing my religion, finding my faith

Jan 14, 2015 - 5:10 PM

For the first time in a long time I am hopeful the Church just might find it in itself to reform

[Dash of SAS] Family ties and the OFW

Dec 28, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Back home in their Philippines they enjoy an elevated status a street credibility that comes with nakapag abroad na or having been abroad

File photo of overseas Filipino workers from AFP

[Dash of SAS] Divorce selfies

Nov 22, 2014 - 1:23 PM

Divorce selfies are not likely going to happen in the Philippines even if we are the selfie capital of the world because well we have no divorce

[DASH of SAS] Dear new solo mom

Oct 11, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Allow yourself to understand that sometimes asking for help is not an admission of helplessness or inadequacy – but a natural honest acceptance of who you are and who you are not

[DASH of SAS] Homework

Aug 27, 2014 - 9:03 PM

Ana Santos shares the lessons she learned from doing homework with her daughter

Graphic by Raffy de Guzman

[DASH of SAS] In search of a penis and equality

Jul 18, 2014 - 7:00 AM

There is a growing group of women who in their 20s to their 40s and beyond are defining beauty according to a new standard: their own

[Dash of SAS] Time to end the 'R word'

Jun 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM

No father no mother and no sibling of a child with special needs should ever have to feel alone

[Dash of SAS] When sisters become mothers

May 10, 2014 - 7:20 PM

When a girl looks at herself in the mirror sometimes she is already imagining what she would someday like to become