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Yayas and girly boys: More fun in the Philippines
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While Japan and the United States are obviously richer countries than the Philippines, there are certain privileges we have at home that people have to struggle with abroad.
Like nannies for instance. It’s normal for us Filipinos to have nannies or yayas at home, since the day we were born. You don’t even have to be rich to have a yaya. Some yayas even stay forever, long enough to take care of the babies of their former wards.

In my house we have nannies to pick up the kids from school. We have a cook to prepare our meals and maids to clean the house. It’s completely normal to have these.
But watch how Corinne of the U.S. show, The Bachelor is frowned upon as a spoiled brat or freak because she still has a nanny.


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Compared to other countries, I think the Philippines is very gay friendly. We’re pretty used to seeing gay men that nobody really gets their panties in a twist whenever they see girly boys at the mall.
But in some cultures it’s not that easy. Take this “genderless danshi” who says, “For us, our fashion choices aren’t necessarily easy—putting on makeup and picking outfits. To be frank, we are shamed a lot from other people.”
He goes through lengths to say he is heterosexual, while explaining his preference for manicured nails, bobbed hair and cosmetics.
If he were in the Philippines, no explanation necessary.


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    1.”Like nannies for instance. It’s normal for us Filipinos to have nannies or yayas at home, since the day we were born.”

    If you define “Filipinos” as the middle class and your peers, upper class, your statement is true, but I disagree. Poverty level in the Phil is around 20% and if you get the average the yearly salary of the employed, I don’t think they can afford yaya’s. The yaya’s are probably more “normal Filipinos” than you, top 1%.

    2. “I think the Philippines is very gay friendly.”

    Yes, if you define Philippines as yourself because i’m sure you’re gay friendly. A simple google search of LGBT violence by Filipinos will change your mind. Ask your gay friends if they were ever harassed or ridiculed as a kid. Ask your “normal” friends the same. I don’t think that’s the same as gay friendly. Watch the movies, TV shows!

    peace

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    CVS Reply:

    your statement 1 may be true but it’s still normal to have a yaya here and no one will frown at you if you are a lola and you have a yaya.
    I do draw the line at women who let their yayas carry their bags for them…. yun lang poe.

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    Katrina Reply:

    1) Go over the wording. She said it’s “normal for Filipinos to have nannies or yayas…” She did not say “normal Filipinos have nannies or yayas”, and that was your point. There’s a difference between what Cecile said and what you’re saying. Both of you could are correct, although I take issue with saying the middle/upper class are not “normal” as the implication is that they are “abnormal”. I think the better term to use (and probably what you meant to say) was “average”.

    2) Again, go over the wording. “Compared to other countries, I think the Philippines is very gay friendly.” It was a comparison between the Philippines and Japan. She did not say that there was no discrimination or violence against LGBT or that everyone was accepting and tolerant of them in the Philippines. She was comparing the experience of the “genderless danshi” to the experiences of cross-dressing men in the Philippines and in that context, it’s hard to deny that the Philippines is indeed friendlier. The fact that there’s still discrimination, that the LGBT still do not enjoy the same privileges as straight/cisgenders, etc. doesn’t make Cecile’s statement untrue. The Philippines is friendlier to gays than a lot of other countries like Japan.

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    CVS Reply:

    thank you 🙂

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