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How to stop sex scandal, women activists suggest ways

Manila, Philippines: Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus are now sisters, having Scandal as their new surnames.
"We added Scandal to our Facebook surname to express our concern over the proliferation of internet scandals as a form of Electronic Violence Against Women (EVAW) and to support Gabriela's Bury the Past Project," explained Rep. Emmi De Jesus.

"Bury the Past Project is Gabriela's Facebook project to help scandal video victims bury the past. People can do this by adding "-Scandal" to their Facebook account surname. With enough support, we hope to disrupt internet search engines producing search results of real scandal videos, and "bury" the search results with everybody's facebook account which has been appended with the "-Scandal" surname. This simple act will go a long way. Search engines are the fundamental tool by which scandal video watchers find, watch, and spread these videos. If enough of us support the Bury the Past project, we can help so many victims finally bury the past, and truly start anew," explained Gabriela solon Luz Ilagan.

"Violence against women, prostitution and pornography has all gone high tech. These days, women are being raped, gang-raped, harassed, prostituted and violated with just a click of the mouse. The proliferation of scandals that shame and destroy the lives and reputation of women is alarming and it should stop," Rep. Ilagan added.

"Thousands of links to websites containing pornography and prostitution, cyber-sex and scandal videos would turn up when the word "scandal" is searched in Google or Yahoo search engines. The trauma of being raped is multiplied every time the act is viewed online. And the real sex scandal happens after viewing the video. In viewing these sites and increasing the website hits, people who watch these videos increase the electronic violence that women victims experience," added Rep. De Jesus.

The Gabriela solons have recently filed amendments to the Anti-Rape Law to include as among the crime's aggravating circumstances, the act of media recording and dissemination of the act of rape.

"We hope that our proposed amendments to the Anti-Rape Law are immediately heard and approved. The law needs to be improved to make it more responsive to the various ways that women are violated and abused in the age of internet and cyber technology," said Rep. Ilagan. For her part, De Jesus called for vigilance and responsible internet use.

"Let us be careful with what we post, what we click and what we like. Let us be careful not to contribute to the perpetuation and proliferation of violence against women. It is about time that we also study an amendment to RA 9262 adding EVAW as an additional aggravating factor in various laws protecting women from VAW," Rep. De Jesus ended.

You Are Wrong. 20.Jul.2012 23:09

Tracy Mapes news1st@hotmail.com

Shame is A Weapon That Has No Power, Let the Truth Set You Free.

The Very Idea That One *Shrink From Controversy* is the Very Enabler of Man's Corruption and Stronghold Against Woman's Lives as Well as the Society that Implore s Them into the Slavery of Their Flesh.

---* I Must Site that this Portion Comes From John F. Kennedy's Speech of April 27, 1961, in which he states.

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"As a wise man once said: "An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."
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Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed—and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian law-maker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment—the only business in America specifically protected by the Constitution—not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it wants"—but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold, educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.

The 'Press and the President' Speech by JFK April 27th, 1961


I No Way Should Any Citizen Forfeit Their Sovereignty to the Powers of Shame or Public Scrutiny. Our Government and Those Wielding Power within and Outside of Our Borders have Well Honed their Skills in the Art of Shame, Controversy and the Fears of Sexual (Outing) Revelation.

If Women Understood the Powers they Hold in the Very Black Books they Maintain as Client Lists, They too would Know the Power that Will Keep Them from Ever Extending Themselves to Pierce the Proverbial "Glass Ceiling" They have Always Longed to Free Them of Their Chains.


I am a Great Champion of Woman's Rights in thought, and Would Never Ask the Girls on My Media Subversion List ...

2012 Media Subversion List - United States

...to Expose the Depth of Power usurpation that Has Plagued an Entire World, without including All of the Details of My Own Inequities of Embarrassment be they Lawful or Act of Shamed Indiscretion.

Our Society is Enslaved by these Very Acts of Secrecy, and the Women on the Media Subversion List know All too Well that Even with the Seeming Power and Stature of their Newly Found Placement and Position, that the Exploitation of Their Persons Continues, Including the Forced Prostitution by the U.S. Military.

In The Words of One Media Woman in Regard to Their Treatment Over the Last 2 Years. -

- "They Came to Be Our Protectors, And Now They Are Our Abusers!"

My Girls from the Street did Not Come to Find Me just because they wanted to Destroy Me, They Came to Me because They Were Being Destroyed Themselves.

Take Care,

-Tracy Mapes