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[OPINION | Dash of SAS] What if we called it birth control instead?

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The fight for divorce is a family affair

Sep 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

At the Senate hearing on the divorce bills, for the first time, adults didn’t have to speak for the children. The children spoke for themselves: they will be alright.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Humanizing SOGIE

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country? There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] G7 to discuss how to make gender inequality history

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

‘We want the G7 countries to sign on [the Biarritz Partnership]…and choose one of the reforms…to champion, get it funded, and include a way to monitor progress’

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] The Divorce Bill: Legislating love, sex and marriage

Aug 11, 2019 - 10:14 AM

It is the judicial system infested with corruption and bribery that make a mockery of the institution of marriage – not the two people who once vowed to love each other till death do them part but failed

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Applause for death, drugs, sex jokes – that is the State of the Nation

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The ramifications of these will outlast the next 3 years. Our institutions are compromised and, along with it, our values as a people.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why it's important that SC defined sexual harassment

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:53 AM

The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Porn in your pocket: What the law says about your naked selfies and sex videos

Apr 06, 2019 - 11:15 AM

What does the law say about that naked selfie that, in the throes of virtual passion you sent to your paramour? There are existing Philippine laws that protect your right to privacy, but there is big but.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Miss Spain is a woman

Dec 24, 2018 - 6:23 PM

A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Humanizing abortion laws

Aug 31, 2018 - 4:46 PM

It’s time we have a more open discussion of abortion and the need to relax our laws to allow women access to safe medical abortions

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] To prevent rape, understand consent

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Angono Police's tips to prevent rape 'was well-intentioned' but admittedly not well-thought out or researched, says Philippine National Police spokesperson Benigno Durana Jr

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Raising a gender-fluid child

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Things I wish my mother told me: The one about heartbreak

Jul 01, 2018 - 2:00 PM

You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] On Kuwait: We need a president, not a suitor

May 01, 2018 - 9:25 AM

This is not the time for pronouncements sweetened only by your saccharine but empty rhetoric. The lives of thousands of Filipino workers and their families are at stake.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Toxic monogamy

Apr 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM

‘Instead of thinking of forever as being rooted in the same partnership until death, think of it as having 2 or 3 relationships with the same person throughout your lives,’ relationship expert Esther Perel

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Pickup artist today, dirty old man tomorrow

Apr 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

These guys are hanging onto the pickup boot camp promise that they can go from zero to stud hero by listening to ‘experts,’ whose only advantage over them was their better hair, shoes, and clothes

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Expiring women don’t get angry, they get busy

Mar 16, 2018 - 5:23 PM

I have stories to write, goals to achieve, men to fall in love with (maybe I should include women? It is 2018, afterall), memories to make and many hearts to break along the way. My to-do list is a long one.

[OPINION | DASH of SAS ] Condoms not pleasant? Get a cockblocker

Feb 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM

An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health

'A batch of yellow, blue and red condoms' image courtesy Shutterstock  http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-246516376/stock-photo-a-batch-of-yellow-blue-and-red-condoms.html

[Dash of SAS] Mr. President, keep your foul mouth away from our vaginas

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Rodrigo Duterte is so scared of strong women that he doesn’t know what to do with them, except degrade, insult, and strip them of their character by reducing them to nothing more than body parts

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] A soldier’s wife doesn’t cry

Oct 31, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Wives were told: Seeing you cry will make him feel sorry for himself. It will make him lose hope. It will weaken his resolve to get well.

NUJP calls out Duterte’s legal counsel for ‘lechery and misogyny’

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:30 AM

In an interview with journalists Karin Wenger and Ana Santos, Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says he is ‘better in bed’ and that ‘I fuck like an 18-year old’

CHIEF PRESIDENTIAL COUNSEL. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls out Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo for a lewd joke during a media interview. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[Dash of SAS] Teen widows: the growing legacy of Duterte’s drug war

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:46 AM

Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men

FAMILY PICTURE. Here is a photo of Hideyoshi and Michel on her phone, propped up against Hyree’s tiny feet. That’s the only family picture they will ever have. All photos by Ana Santos

[DASH of SAS] Supreme Court TRO on contraceptives not yet lifted

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:30 AM

But the High Court clarifies its decision on a number of issues concerning contraceptive implants and the product registrations of all oral contraceptives

Rappler columnist receives Hildegarde journalism award

May 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

UPDATED Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV AIDS and reproductive health

[DASH of SAS] Whipping some sense into Tito Sotto

May 10, 2017 - 6:23 PM

This is what a man like you needs A man like you who doesn t know how to act when faced with a woman with a mind of her own and achievements that surpass your own

[Dash of SAS] Internalized Misogyny: Women hating on other women

Apr 10, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Internalized misogyny is the enabling framework that gives men a free pass starting from when they are boys all the way until they grow up to be sexist men

[Dash of SAS] To the girl who was told by Pia Cayetano 'Boys will be boys'

Mar 28, 2017 - 11:51 AM

While we try to lead lives as a modern Filipino woman reality is that even our President says things that do not respect women How can we act in a society that perpetuates and tolerates this? asks the girl

[Dash of SAS] Marriage is not an achievement

Sep 22, 2016 - 2:45 PM

There is this persistent notion that getting hitched is an achievement It s not and here s why

PODCAST: Domestic violence in Denmark

Sep 11, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Sex and Sensibilities was in Denmark for a Women’s Forum to discuss how Filipino immigrant women may be especially vulnerable to intimate partner violence

Invitation to a workshop: Writing for video games

May 18, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Writer s Block Philippines and Komikasi Games and Entertainment Inc will host this workshop on Saturday May 21 at Fully Booked BGC

PODCAST: Q and A with an annulment lawyer

Jan 23, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Got legal and practical questions on annulment?

[Dash of SAS] Forbidding and punishing home births

Jan 06, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Prohibiting home births is seen as a way to curb maternal deaths But others say it is infringes on women’s right to choose

[Dash of SAS] ​​MassageBoyXX's happy ending

Dec 07, 2015 - 2:13 PM

For Arvin a former male masseur the key to success is about giving the best service possible

[DASH of SAS] Muslim religious leaders affirm 'sublime status' of women

Nov 30, 2015 - 12:01 PM

Muslim religious leaders endorse new fatwa on early and forced marriage and also address the health and empowerment of Muslim girls

[Dash of SAS] Brokering intimacy

Oct 28, 2015 - 3:23 PM

It is not sex that she is selling it is intimacy she is brokering Read this young freelance sex worker s story

[DASH of SAS] 'Mercy' sex in Iloilo

Aug 26, 2015 - 4:03 PM

They are transitional men They engage in sex transactionally on a case to case basis or maybe when the need arises

Learning sex education in school

Aug 04, 2015 - 7:29 PM

Today s generation needs more than the usual discussion about the birds and bees

 Ana P. Santos

[DASH of SAS] Getting schooled on gender fluidity

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:03 PM

This is the generation that knows that love romantic or platonic does not see gender or sexual orientation It only sees the person

[Dash of SAS] Prostitution or negotiable affection?

Jul 08, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity Some run away from abusive oppressive homes others come here for the fun of it

[Dash of SAS] Making the menstrual period eco-friendly

Jun 17, 2015 - 1:52 PM

That brings us to the movement to reverse the menstrual flow and green our vagina with all sorts of alternatives to disposable sanitary napkins and tampons

[Dash of SAS] Birth control buffet

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:13 PM

This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24 giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds

Photo by Ana Santos

[Dash of SAS] Dear parent whose child has just come out

May 22, 2015 - 10:08 PM

They can expect other people to turn their back on them but not you Please not you the father the mother whose child has just come out

PODCAST: Coming out to my parents

Apr 18, 2015 - 2:00 PM

What to do when my child comes out of the closet?

[Dash of SAS] A village of aunties

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:00 PM

I grew up with people always telling me that I was lucky because I was loved by so many But no one told me it would be like losing a parent each time one of them passes

Ethical non-monogamy: A paradox or not?

Apr 11, 2015 - 7:40 PM

How can non monogamous relationships be ethical?

PODCAST: Non-monogamy, aye or nay?

Apr 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Curious? Even if you are against non monogamy why not give this week’s podcast a try? You can even argue against some of the points raised

No sweat: Having the 'sex talk' with your kids

Apr 04, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Instead of encouraging fear Ana advises parents to talk about sex in the same way they converse with their children about being responsible with their studies friendships finances and health

[Dash of SAS] Widowed by war

Feb 18, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Two MILF widows speak about their husbands – father to their children and fallen rebels

Are you wired? Learn how to write for the web and social media

Feb 10, 2015 - 4:54 PM

This workshop will also help you better understand how to capitalize on social media’s ubiquity so you and your brand would stand out