Filipino comedian Vice Ganda misses the point by a mile when he weighed in on the debate around what makes a real woman.
The “It’s Showtime” host said he believes that a woman is not defined by her ability to reproduce, contradicting the statement of Sotto.
Addressing the senate president, Vice Ganda said: “Parang ang baba naman po pala ng tingin nyo sa mga BABAE. Naniniwala po ako na ang mga BABAE ay BABAE di dahil sa obaryo at sa kakayahang bumukaka at umire.
Here’s a reality check, Mr Ganda. Both genders — men and women — are defined by their reproductive roles. In fact, the whole point of sexuality is the production of offspring that contributes to the strengthening and diversity of a species’ gene pool.
Sexual reproduction ensures that there is a constant exchange and dilution of DNA and introduces competition in the propagation of its copies. The costly stuff we do to get someone in bed ensures that the most fit candidate gets to fuck. Today, we are all offspring of ancestors who successfully got some. They all went through the motions of jumping hoops to get someone in the sack with them. And this is why we — and all animals and plants that roam and take root in the earth today — continue to sustain our populations. The diversity of the gene pool makes us resilient to disease and the competition sexual reproduction demands ensures the fittest get to reproduce.
As a final point, you really shouldn’t be mansplaining womanhood to real women, Mr Ganda. It just make you come across as, well, a typical male.
As a woman, I don’t get how some men can say they “identify as a woman” because there is so much about being a woman that I myself don’t even understand. Like why do some of us go for “bad boys”? And they haven’t even tried having periods every month! Being a woman can be complicated.
There is so much about being a woman that goes far beyond looking like a woman. A woman has to be everything – be Madonna-like and be “fun” at the same time. Sometimes it’s hard to be “fun” because you could attract the wrong type of man. Just wearing a mini skirt can get you in a lot of trouble.
Men who identify as a woman do not know half of what real women go through. It’s not easy for women to voice their opinion because most societies still think women should be seen, not heard. We have to dress “appropriately” before we can be taken seriously.
Just because you think you’re a woman, doesn’t mean you are a woman. Real women have to deal with the hormones that drive us to behave like a woman. If you have to take drugs just to mimic what we naturally go through, then you are not a real woman. You merely want to be one.
Just because certain minority communities with “alternative” lifestyles have come to be (or, contrary to what the snowflakes are whining about, already long been) accepted in society, does not mean they are entitled to a piece of one’s personal space. The key principle here is respect. The LGBTQ community had long ago earned it. Perhaps it’s time they learn a bit of it themselves.
LGBTQ. I heard there are new letters that have since been added to this acronym. How many more will be added? How much added cost to businesses and public facilities does each letter added to it contribute? Where will it end?
Indeed, here is an even more important question: Where is the consistency in advocacy?
Hating on men has become a fashion statement nowadays. The very nature of being a man seems to be a favourite whipping boy of today’s snowflake community. Yet, today, we see the very same snowflakes mansplaining public toilet politics to women.
Public toilets already suffer a bad rap in the Philippines. The country isn’t exactly renowned for the quality — and safety — of these important facilities. So when the issue concerns public toilets, the manner with which access to these is extended to transvestites and transgenders is the least among the priorities surrounding the management and development of these spaces.