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Happy 2nd Birthday to the Pinoy-Culture blog! :D
It has been a good two years since the blog started back on March 22, 2012.
Throughout the last two years of running this blog I have learned new things not just from my own research but from others. I have also met some of the most awesome kababayans on here, some whom I have also personally met and some I still would love to.
The blog has grown and gained so many followers both Pilipin@ and those who aren’t but who are interested in our diverse culture and history. I hope the blog has made it a resource for those who want to learn more about our cultures and history and who we are as a people.
I thank each and every one of my followers both old and new for all your support and I look forward for another year of running this blog.
Now onto the real announcement. :)
As a thanks for all your support and to celebrate the blogs 2nd anniversary I am doing a giveaway to 3 lucky followers.
Each winner will receive one of the following Pilipin@/Pilipin@-American books of their choice.
- Filipino Tattoos: From Ancient to Modern by Lane Wilcken
- The Forgotten Children of Maui by Lane Wilcken
- Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous by Leny Mendoza Strobel
- Way of the Ancient Healer by Virgil Apostol.
- Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory by S. Lily Mendoza and Leny Mendoza Strobel
It doesn’t matter what book you choose and if 2 or say all 3 winners choose the same book to receive, they will all receive the same book.
Now how can you enter?
1.) You must be following the Pinoy-Culture blog. Anyone who starts following the blog after this post will not be qualified for the giveaway.
2.) You must reblog this post onto your main blog, no side blogs. You can reblog this post as many times as you like to try to increase your chances of winning.
3.) All winners must have a valid mailing address so I can send the book. No, P.O. boxes. All personal information will be kept confidential and private.
4.) You must reply back to me within a week after I post the winners of the giveaway on April 30. I will be both making the announcement and sending a notification to each winner. If you don’t reply back I will randomly choose another winner.
5.) Unfortunately, due to Amazon sometimes limiting international shipping in some countries for some products, at the moment only those residing in the U.S. will be able to receive the package. If anyone knows a way around this, seeing as far as I know they can’t ship the books outside the U.S., do let me know. As for right now though only U.S. residents are eligible for this giveaway.
And thats about it. Again the giveaway will end on April 30 at 10pm EDT. The winners will be randomly select ed and announced the following day on May 1.
Good luck! :)
An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)
The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.
The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.
The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly. Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph.
For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.
Apparently, this is still being debated. But let me outline it for you again:
1. There’s a history of making “Asians” (as in, “people with dark hair, almond shaped eyes, whose ethnic background comes from one bigass continent) into one homogenous group. This is super racist, because, let’s be real here: despite what you learned in 7th grade geography, Asia is a big ass and diverse CONTINENT. NOT. A. COUNTRY.
2. In fact, if we want to be technical here, “Asia” includes parts of Russia and Turkey. Two countries which are definitely not grouped with the traditional “Asian” category. Why? Because they don’t look like a stereotypical Asian. And also, South east Asians (i.e.: Indians and other desi people) are considered Asian as well. Only, they’re distinguished and not what people automatically think of when they say “Asian.” Sort of like how Eastern Europeans are considered Europeans but also somehow not.
3. And while we’re on the topic, what are you fetishizing here? Because, as an Asian woman, I’ve heard really fucking racist/stereotyping “compliments” around three things:
- my eyes
- my skin
- my hair
And to be frank, saying “Oh hey, I love your eyes. They are so exotic” is no better (and actually, arguably, historically and politically more offensive) than a cis-gendered dude saying “Oh hey, I love your tits. They’re so womanly.” Because, bitch, who are you to define what “womanly” means?
4. So then there’s also the ideology surrounding Asians and Asian fetishes. For women, it’s all about “Oh, how submissive and light skinned and exotic, like having my own geisha kung fu princess jasmine harem girl all in one!” Which is absolutely fucking ridiculous because it is like saying, “Oh yay, I get my own spicy señorita french kissing german milkmaid swedish model all in one!” Bitch. We. Be. Different.
5. And also, let’s be real here: If your “fascination with Asian culture” basically means “I watch a lot of anime and masturbate to hentai and wish I I had a cute schoolgirl/effeminate school boy of my own to tie up,” you don’t have a fascination with Asian culture. I mean, for one, there IS NO homogenous Asian culture. For two, even if there was, there is no way that fucking Sailor Moon would be a cultural relic of said ethnic group. I am sorry, it is hilarious, but there is no way you can tell me that it’s somehow a gateway into the mysterious and exotic world of the Orient.
6. That last sentence was sarcasm, by the way. Never ever use any of the adjectives I just listed above unless you want to get bitchslapped. No, not roundhouse kicked. We Asians reserve that shit for bigger issues.
7. And Asian culture isn’t just sushi or kung pao chicken or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. Like I said, saying “Asian Culture” is like saying “European culture.” What the fuck does that even mean? Then again, maybe this is a bad analogy for Americans. I’m pretty sure that we’ve been conditioned to believe that every single European ever will speak fluent English in a French or British accent. Always.
8. That being said: fetishization is objectification. It’s putting an ENTIRE ETHNIC GROUP (which, by the way, shouldn’t even be grouped together in the first place because IT REPRESENTS A HUGE ASS CONTINENT OF DIVERSE PEOPLE WITH DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS) into one tiny little box and saying, “I like you because of my preconceived notions about what your culture and appearance should be. I find it sexually exciting that you have a list of characteristics which are not only inaccurate, but also steeped in racism and oppression.”
…So, long story short: Even if you think you’re flattering me, if you have an Asian fetish, YOU. ARE. BEING. RACIST.
If you are not part of said ethnic group: there is no such thing as a positive racial stereotype.