'Jeepney nurses' photo sparks sexism debate online
MANILA, Philippines – Is chivalry dead?
It's the kind of question more suited to university social science courses, but it was recently posed by the Facebook page for a local car magazine. On Wednesday, October 15, Top Gear Philippines' Facebook page posted a photo, credited to Marvin Sy, of two women in nurses' uniform clinging from the outside of a moving jeepney. Accompanying the post was the status "Is chivalry dead? We really hope there was not a single male passenger inside that jeepney."
As of writing, the photo has garnered 55,732 likes, 8,097 shares, and 4,007 comments, and has sparked a lively debate on gender equality. Notably, even the admin of Top Gear's Facebook page offered its own opinions in the comments thread. Below is a sampling of the comments found in the post: