Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Op-Ed

#MeToo

Cha Roque writes about the need to not just talk about, but make efforts to end violence against women. “Enough of this shit. This madness has to stop.”

PHOTO BY ALEXAS_FOTOS FROM PIXABAY.COM

By Cha Roque

I was 12 the first time. He was a family friend.

And then when I was 19. He was a stranger on public transpo.

And then when I was 15 and drunk and I remember saying no but the guy did not stop. He was a friend.

And then when I was 21. Another stranger on public transpo. I called him out but the other people in the van said and did nothing.

And then when I was 31, a guy we didn’t know kept hitting on my girlfriend. We said no and he attacked us. But we also punched the asshole in his face.

Enough of this shit.
This madness has to stop.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Like Us On Facebook

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Editor's Picks

Around 25,000 people were estimated to have attended this year's Pride event in Quezon City.

Editor's Picks

With only those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 allowed into the venue, this was the first in-person Pride event of Metro Manila Pride...

NEWSMAKERS

Extreme weather and climate events have been seen to increase gender-based violence, due to socioeconomic instability, structural power inequalities, health-care inaccessibility, resource scarcity and...

NEWSMAKERS

14% of teens experienced suicidal ideation within the previous year, and 6.8% had previously attempted suicide. Transgender youth were 5 times more likely to...

Advertisement