So embarrassed that we only heard of this profound band now…Philippines’ The Male Gaze

We are so embarrassed that we have only JUST heard about this poignant band out of the Philippines called The Male Gaze. The band has recently had a BBC article written up featuring them and how through their music and actions they’re taking on current tone deaf Philippines’ President Duterte’s regime. Read the article here

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-45670831/rape-jokes-are-not-ok-feminist-punks-tell-duterte

The BBC documentary where The Maze Gaze are featured can be watched in its entirety here:

The band also recently did a cool video interview on CNN:

The band released an amazing music video a few months back by collecting footage from a recent women’s rights event entitled Grrrl Gang Manila held in Manila. They put the footage together and created a beautiful video about women in the Philippines and what is it that they really want. Now.

“Trust that we know what we’re doing. Pay us fair wages.”
Pointing her baby girl: “For nobody to tell her what she can’t do because she’s a girl.”
“Women’s rights are human rights.”
“End gender based violence.”
“I am more than my uterus.”

What we need as males need to do is to shut the fuck up and listen. More. Everyday.

More power to women anywhere all over the planet who are trying to scream through the noise telling all of us to wake up to their daily realities.

Here’s a write up on this particular music video:

“At Grrrl Gang Manila’s first anniversary last March, The Male Gaze asked everyone what their dreams and wishes were for women, and what they wanted to push for in the context of women’s rights, in solidarity with this year’s theme of #PressForProgress.

Here’s what you said, as part of TMG’s first music video. Spot yourself!

Thank you so much for participating and sharing your voice with us! Let’s always dream about the future we want, and remind ourselves to resist and persist until these dreams become a reality!”

Lyrics for the track is as follows:

Free from your constructs
Treated as equals
Can do my thing without your opinion
Take no shade from the institution
End the regression

Roses can be red but sometimes they’re blue
No boxes to have to tick or fit into
No thinking of assertions as being a witch hunt
Can Come forward and be heard, famous or not

Someday
Someday
Someday

Improved legislation
Sexual freedom
Can breathe and speak, online and off
Safe inside technological walls
No fear for the walk home

Roses can be red but sometimes they’re blue
No boxes to have to tick or fit into
No thinking of assertions as being a witch hunt
Can Come forward and be heard, famous or not

Someday
Someday
Someday

Inclusion!
Solution!
Revolution!

I had other plans and I want them to take me far
I don’t need to explain what the details are
I’m not waiting for a man to tell me what science is
I bit the fruit, now get me out of this

Do you really want to know
Do you really wanna go

The party’s dead I want a different hit
Give me the blame for being in the narrative
The doorman’s mad see how he spins around
See me ripping up my wedding gown

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Someday (Official Music Video) – The Male Gaze

At Grrrl Gang Manila’s first anniversary last March, The Male Gaze asked everyone what their dreams and wishes were for women, and what they wanted to push for in the context of women's rights, in solidarity with this year's theme of #PressForProgress.Here's what you said, as part of TMG's first music video. Spot yourself!Thank you so much for participating and sharing your voice with us! Let's always dream about the future we want, and remind ourselves to resist and persist until these dreams become a reality!💪💕👧💕👩✊"SOMEDAY"by The Male GazeMixed by Diego MapaFilmed at Grrrl Gang Manila's first anniversaryMarch 17, 2018 at Dulo MNLFootage by: Sharon SeeCon Paminiano Patricia Laudencia Lino Vergel De DiosMich DulceEdited by Mariah ReodicaTitle graphic by Elyoo delaCroixwith thanks to Quark Henares——————LyricsMICH:Free from your constructsTreated as equalsCan do my thing without your opinionTake no shade from the institutionEnd the regression Roses can be red but sometimes they’re blueNo boxes to have to tick or fit into No thinking of assertions as being a witch huntCan Come forward and be heard, famous or notSomedaySomedaySomedayImproved legislationSexual freedomCan breathe and speak, online and offSafe inside technological wallsNo fear for the walk homeRoses can be red but sometimes they’re blueNo boxes to have to tick or fit into No thinking of assertions as being a witch huntCan Come forward and be heard, famous or notSomedaySomedaySomedayInclusion!Solution!Revolution!MARIAH:I had other plans and I want them to take me farI don't need to explain what the details areI’m not waiting for a man to tell me what science isI bit the fruit, now get me out of thisDo you really want to knowDo you really wanna goThe party’s dead I want a different hitGive me the blame for being in the narrativeThe doorman’s mad see how he spins aroundSee me ripping up my wedding gown————THE MALE GAZEMich Dulce – vocalsMariah Yonic – guitar / vocalsYmi Castel – guitarRistalle Bautista – drums

Posted by The Male Gaze on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Check out a live video from the band KILLING it in Bangkok earlier this year.

The Male Gaze

Posted by JAM on Saturday, September 1, 2018

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