E’VE seen it played before, and it’s being played over and over again now since Margaux Uson otherwise known as “Mocha Uson,” appeared before the Senate inquiry on fake news.
Looked down on because she was a sexy dancer, we opted to look down some more and disregard the fact that she actually has a degree to her name and a lot more braincells than a journalist has.
Many may not admit it, but the bottomline really is her breasts. Yes, we said it, because we know where the slut-shaming is coming from and for as long as we act with the decency that some Filipinos are suddenly concerned about and not mention her breasts, then we will just be skimming on the surface, without seeing where all these is coming from.
At the bottom of it all is the stereotype of a wellendowed woman: that they are only good for their physical attributes and not for any brainwork. The fact remains that Mocha has a degree to her name and several units into Med School at that. It’s just that she’s well-endowed, knows how to dance, and not ashamed of the body she is gifted with.
At the bottom of it is the commodification of women in our society.