Gusto ko sanang mag-post ng artikulo nitong nakaraang buwan para sa Buwan ng Kababaihan. Hindi ko iyon nagawa. Pero heto, sa wakas nakabuo ako ng sulatin para sa atin.
Natisod ko ang entry na ito mula sa Facebook page ng Berlin-Artparasites, isang online magazine. Reposting here the content and artwork of the entry pati na rin ang munting kontribusyon ko para sa topic na ito.
Instead of waiting in her tower, Rapunzel slices off her long, golden hair with a carving knife, and then uses it to climb down to freedom.
Just as she’s about to take the poison apple, Snow White sees the familiar wicked glow in the old lady’s eyes, and slashes the evil queen’s throat with a pair of sewing scissors.
Cinderella refuses everything but the glass slippers from her fairy godmother, crushes her stepmother’s windpipe under her heel, and the Prince falls madly in love with the mysterious girl who dons rags and blood-stained slippers.
Persephone goes adventuring with weapons hidden under her dress.
Persephone climbs into the gaping chasm.
Or, Persephone uses her hands to carve a hole down to hell.
In none of these versions is Persephone’s body violated unless she asks Hades to hold her down with his horse-whips.
Not once does she hold out on eating the pomegranate, instead biting into it eagerly and relishing the juice running down her chin, staining it red.
In some of the stories, Hades never appears and Persephone rules the underworld with a crown of her own making.
In all of them, it is widely known that the name Persephone means Bringer of Destruction.
Red Riding Hood marches from her grandmother’s house with a bloody wolf pelt.
Medusa rights the wrongs that have been done to her.
Eurydice breaks every muscle in her arms climbing out of the land of the dead.
Girls are allowed to think dark thoughts, and be dark things.
Instead of the dragon, it’s the princess with claws and fiery breath
who smashes her way from the confines of her castle
and swallows men whole.”
— ‘Reinventing Rescuing’ by theappleppielifestyle
Mabuhay ang kababaihan
Mga tulad ni Gabriela Silang
Ni Melchora Aquino
Ni Teodora Alonso
Mga ina, anak, kapatid
Asawa, kasintahan, kaibigan
Maybahay, propesyonal, mandirigma
Bawat isa sa ating
Nag-aalay ng panahon
Ng pawis, dugo at buhay
Sa sarili nating gawain
Sa mga bagay na gusto natin
Sa lahat ng iba pa
Dahil iyon ang gusto natin.