Women International Masters Janelle Mae Frayna, Jan Jodilyn Fronda, Catherine Perena Secopito, WNM Cristy Lamiel Bernales, Women FIDE Master Shanai Mae Mendoza are slugging it out at the 2016 Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Mendoza, a newbie at the Chess Olympiad beat World Candidate Master Maili-Jade Ouellet on her first game. The team is now up at #16.
And rocking it, too! One dreams of a local celebrity who would do this!
The first battle we need to win is one that is about not fearing words. Even big difficult ones. For this one, the task is to understand it, so you can stand against it.
Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life. Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly. The word “patriarchy” just is not a part of their normal everyday thought or speech. Men who have heard and know the word usually associate it with women’s liberation, with feminism, and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences. I have been standing at podiums talking about patriarchy for more than thirty years. It is a word I use daily, and men who hear me use it often ask me what I mean by it. — bell hooks.