The utter hypocrisy of Filipinos in the face of sex scandals

Friday, June 12, 2020
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Some Filipinos are sex predators! There, I said it. 

For sure there are those of you who probably disagree. But If that's the case, then at least I have your attention.

Well, let’s face it, as much as we like to insist that we’re a wholesome bunch, our actions pretty much speak for themselves.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but for the past consecutive years the Philippines has been one of the most sexually preoccupied countries in Asia, more than Japan. Pornhub stats can attest to that. Sexual crimes such as sextortion have been blatantly happening in the country,  but we've had enough. 

Welcome to our TED talk


In the country, people scour the depths of Facebook and Twitter just to find sex scandals— some people even ask video links publicly without thinking twice. Everytime a scandal gets leaked, Filipino men hunt on these contents like blood-thirsty hounds but no one bats an eye. It's disgusting.  

But what really makes my blood boil, is how these people justify their actions. In my observaion, when a sex scandal gets leaked, majority of these people always blame the woman involved. 

I have read tons of comments from people, calling the woman ‘pokpok’ or ‘haliparot’ and it's just not right. Some comments even condemns the woman by saying, “If she wants respect, she needs to respect herself first.” or "deserve niya yan" further imposing sexual objectification of Filipino women.

Well, sit down and let me school you: SHE IS NOT THE PROBLEM. People like you, who share and gobble up on these kinds of videos, are. The woman is clearly a victim. It is her body and yes, she can do whatever the hell she wants with it. It’s just that, people like you exist. 

What's more upsetting is that the public completely ignores the participation of men in it. It only proves that the country is also misogynistic. af.

Well, I got news for you. 


Many Filipinos might not know it, but sharing video scandals and illegal sex tapes online without the owner's consent is an actual crime. And  If caught, prosecuted, and convicted, offenders face jail time and hefty damages according to the 1987 Constitution. 

Women's alliance groups and networks such as Anakbayan Women, and Gabriela are only some of the many groups one can run to.

One of the things that I see why these certain problems in the country exist to this very day, is not because we lack ways to address it but simply because we refuse to address them at all. Up to this day, Filipinos still consider these issues as taboos, not realizing that it's causing more damage to our youth than ever.

Text by: Mark Baccay


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21 comments

  1. Clearly biased and very sexist article.. di po lahat ng nagshashare ng scandal ay lalake. I know a few WOMEN na nagshashare ng scandals and minsan sila din nagjujudge.

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    1. It’s addressing the boys who objectify women and how misogynistic our culture has become without us doing anything to stop it. The writer never denied the fact that girls also share and ridicule these videos. She’s only emphasizing the problem at hand. This article is not sexist, nor biased, maybe you are.

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    2. Hahahaha get her sis, apologists dont make the situation better, the fact that women also share scandals does not discredit the overall structure of patriarchy that overtly objectifies women.

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    3. "What's more upsetting is that the public completely ignores the participation of men in it. It o
      nly proves that the country is also misogynistic. af." This line makes this article so biased.

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    4. Its an opinion piece, what do you expect???? Plus isn't the line you jut quoted true? Misogyny is a structure ingrained in Filipino Society, and yes when she said it dismisses male participation, the AUTHOR CLEARLY MEANT THAT THE FOCUS IS DIRECTED AT THE WOMEN AND NOT AT THE MEN WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACT ITSELF AND IN PROPAGATING THE MEDIA. You sound like an incel hf

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  3. Adressing how disgusting MEN was? Yep! Not biased. Lalake lang nagshashare right? Yep..It was never denied that girls also shares BUT it was never stated! Why not just wrote PEOPLE who shares it are disgusting? Again a clear hatred to men. Stop denying the fact.

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    1. Are you angry because you've been generalized as a disgusting pig just because they paint you in a bad light when your deeds have been exposed and instead of blaming the people for their wrong doings they just put the blame on one gender? Glad that you see the purpose of the blog, such good reading comprehension Good Boy

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    2. You must be one of those people that respond to "Men are trash." with "Not all men!".

      The author of this article points out the MAJORITY of those who share these scandals -- which are men. The men who gather in their groupchats, sharing nudes and sex videos among their peers like the disgusting pigs they are.

      For you to say that the article is "biased", takes the attention away from the problem at hand -- which is the objectification of women and disregard of consent.

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    3. Ohh you must be those person who tell's "Men are trash" since you have those daddy issues or something.

      I would very much appreciate you showing/proving that MEN are the majority of those who share these scandals.

      Lmao! This is pathetic. I wouldn't want to argue with "objectification" as porn industry wouldn't exist if there's none of that. Wake Up! You aren't living in fairytale, People download/pirate films it's illegal but no one bats an eye! The point is.. you can't control it thus you can avoid it!

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    4. I LOVEEEE how this MEN haters are proving my point. WHY? DADDY/GRANDPA/UNCLE/KUYA/BOYFRIEND doesn't loved you back? Fucking sad.

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  4. Believe it or not, I personally do not tolerate this kind of thing. Di nalang sana pumayag ang babae nor ang lalake to do some videos in the first place. So in some essence, "Deserve niya un" is really what it would seem. I mean, who would in their right state of mind take a video during their act and feel okay about it as if it does not bear a risk of being exposed in the unforeseeable future?

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    1. Wala ka sa sitwasyon nila para sabihin yang mga sinasabi mo. Hindi natin alam ang buong isyorya sa mga taong nakagawa niyan. Paano kung pinag-sisihan na nila yung ginawa nila after nila ginawa yun. I know na deserve parin nila yun pero dadagdagan pa ba natin yung bigat ng damdamin nila para saan?? Kasi deserve? Hindi ba pwedeng tulungan nalang munang bumangon kasi lugmok na lugmok na yung tao kasi dun sa nagawa nilang mali. Wala namang tao ang hindi nakakagawa ng mali, tama ba?
      anyway, stay safe.

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  6. I'm filipino and I can attest to this. Most men I know and see (esp on social media) blatantly go and ask for links of the scandals on comment sections. Then at the same time, you would see the girl's fb account full of harsh comments such as "pokpok" or "nakakhiya ka" from numerous men.

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  7. Bat niyo pa pinagdedebatehan ung gender? There is no sense eh. Mapalalake man yan o babae. O kahit anong gender di pa rin natin maiiwasan na maging toxic. We are all capable of doing things na ayaw ng mga tao. We are just human. And to be human is to be perfectly flawed.

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