Hi Sudy,Came here looking for a way to thank you for your comments in Jessica Hoffman's post. I think it's difficult for many of us here to even grasp the idea that our way of life contributes in a huge way to the death and suffering of womyn. We try to rationalize with "Hey, look at how capitalism helps women get ahead," and "Capitalism is the best that we have." The best that we have? Tell that to the womyn in the Payatas trash dump. Tell that to the union leaders leading the workers' strike against Nestle (oh we can't, they've been murdered). I've been feeling bitter and weary the past few weeks, and your words are nourishment. Thank you for your reflections, thank you for your pakikibaka. Have a safe trip back.
Hey there friend,Thanks for your kind words.Aigh, if only WE could rule the world, huh?First on my list would be to fly back to Payatas and/or Smokey Mountain.I've been working on a post about Nestle for about a month now. Hay na ko - I just end up tearing up in rage.The words will eventually find their way out of my eyes and into my hands.Salamat.
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