On the ethics of exposing the #LewdParty

That is the big question from Dr. Raquel Fortun (@doc4dead on twitter). Who would care about the Liberal Panty #TuwadnaDaan scandal if it weren’t for the photos and videos? Who would have known about the gravity? Ruffy Biazon, tweeted “Aren’t those who are making memes about the twerk also guilty of exploiting those women?” This tweet was used in a tumblr post who questioned Peachy Bretana and myself. To quote (I am not sharing the link ):

@momblogger and @peachybrets are guilty are guilty of this. Sharing is caring, indeed. Obvious that these two ladies and their ilk are driven by a political agenda, and are as guilty as Agarao and Tolentino of misogyny. They could have driven their point by strong words, but no. Those Playgirls videos and memes should be shared so that other’s eyes can be “opened.” Never mind that they are actually exploiting the victims to push their agenda.

This is what I have to say. Showing the videos and photos of the #lewdparty reveal the extent of the moral depravity of people who want to continue to be in power . Now, false argument is being used by the real exploiters to confuse the public but people are discerning. They know who the real exploiters are. Inday E. Varona replied to my tweet:

The tweet of Ruffy Biazon did not sit well with Dean Bocobo (@sagadasun) and the latter argued about the importance of showing the videos and photos to “oppose and expose exploiters of my sisters, mothers and daughters!” Ruffy Biazon clarifies that “I reject exploitation of women & advocate gender sensitivity.I don’t only talk about it, I take action with projects/activities.”

Read the rest of the discussion ( make sure to click READ NEXT of the storify to read Ruffy Biazon’s explanation ) :

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and beautyoverfifty.net (lifestyle), benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.

Disclosure:

I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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