A is for Abecedarian
A Literary Alphabet
when did we replace the word “said” with “was like”
When it occured to us that “said” implies a direct quote, while “was like” clarifies that you mean to communicate the person’s tone and general point without quoting them word for word.
This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it
"Fuck yo ambitions"
this is honestly the best post and so like dogs its not even funny
If you’re for equality, watching this might cheer you up.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (UP) - UP PEP SQUAD on the UAAP 2014 CHEER DANCE COMPETITION
MY UNIVERSITY ADVOCATES FOR EQUALITY.This is a way for us to say, “FUCK GENDER STEREOTYPES. FUCK THE PATRIARCHY. FUCK HETERONORMATIVITY.”
Ours was the only squad whose theme was an ADVOCACY. UP also had a huuge rainbow flag going around the stadium. We shared it with the other schools. We were not just vying for a trophy for school pride. We were trying to send a message. Moreover, UP’s school colours are Maroon and Green. For this year’s competition, UP’s banners were not in these colours. Instead, they were in the colours of the different competing schools (red, blue, green, yellow, etc). When you put all those banners together, it made a RAINBOW.
For me, this was hugely symbolic. This was the UP Pep Squad saying that the issue transcends university rivalries.
And please note that this was a big deal in the PHL context. A lot of the schools that UP was competing against were conservative Catholic universities. And the Philippines is predominantly Catholic. Islam, I think, is the second dominant religion in our country.
UP has always been a shamelessly liberal university. It’s arguably the premier school of the country and it is state-subsidized. Most of its students are stereotyped as activists. For those who do not know, that shape in the end is of a person with their arms outstretched — it’s the Oblation. The symbol of UP. The symbol of sacrifice.
That structure in the 3:08 mark? That was WOMEN HOLDING UP MEN IN THE PYRAMID. As my friend said, "Of course, gender and sexual equality is beyond this act, but this is UP Pep’s simple way of saying that women are also able and are stronger than what you may think. Being lifted is not just a girl’s thing nor is lifting exclusively a guy’s work.”
This is my university. And I have never ever been any prouder to be a feminist educated in the University of the Philippines. Maraming maraming salamat, UP Pep.
Now here’s my beef with this year’s cheer dance competition: It was not that we did not win first prize, although I highly think we deserved it. It was that we lost to a school that committed CULTURAL APPROPRIATION.
And actually, many of the universities seemed to have neglected the fact that people’s cultures are not costumes (!!!) just to make their routines more exotic than others. I find it infuriating that they won despite committing an offensive act… and thing is, I do not think a lot of people realize this.
UP won 2nd prize this year.
UST (University of Sto. Tomas) won 3rd place with their China-themed routine. And NU (National University - no, I would like to point out that they are not actually the Philippine’s national university) won 1st place for their Indian(??!?)-themed routine.
I’d like to say that NU was great, skill-wise. But watching them perform while they wore what they wearing was cringe-worthy for me. Check out their prize-winning performance here.
I could not help but notice that this event juxtaposes how UP was pushing for equality while the other universities failed to even examine the problematic ideologies that they were perpetuating.
Ngl, I was deeply disappointed that we lost. But the struggle against patriarchal and heteronormative structures that exist in society does not end here.
LABAN, MGA ISKO’T ISKA!!! #EqualiTEAM #UPFight
PHILIPPINES FIGHT FOR EQUALITY TOO~
"It’s not a theme. It’s an advocacy."
Your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are indeed male cheerleaders being lifted by female cheerleaders. Today, the University of the Philippines Pep Squad broke traditional cheerleading roles. They didn’t dance and cheer to win, they danced and cheered to raise awareness on equality. Men can jump and fly on top of a pyramid and women could can lift and carry anyone. We are all the same. We are all equal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeJlBrRQpvo
can everyone pls reblog this
THESE ARE PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY
MEN LIFTING WOMEN
AND WOMEN LIFTING MEN
SKIN COLOR L G B T SOCIAL STATUS
UP’s equality flag being passed around Araneta 🌈 #equaliteam
For Ate Fae (Idol)