So… what’s ironic about this online story?

On a serious note, the “image” of a Filipina is inherently linked to that of National Liberation.  The “Filipina” cannot be free of how the imperialist defines her, until the nation is free.  As long as the imperialist dominates, he will continue to exploit the Filipina (economically/culturally) and define her as a domestic helper, nanny, nurse and mail-order-bride/pen-pal.

Today is March 8, International Women’s Day.  Please come out to the Hidmo (2000 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144) at 1:00pm for a reportback from Pinays redefning themselves through militant struggle against the oppressors.