The song features Ebe Dancel, the former vocalist of now defunct Filipino band. . This song isn't actually far from the truth of discrimination, homophobia and negative stigma received by queer people in the very suffocating standards of sexuality in the Philippines. In this part, the father left his son with a few memorable words, for which many consider as the most powerful line in the song: Di sinusukat ang tapang at ang bigote sa mukha dahil kung minsan mas lalake pa sa lalake ang bakla Strength and courage is not measured through the physical aspect because sometimes, a homosexual is manlier than a man. Don't hesitate to explain what songwriters and singer wanted to say.
However, it was only limited to determining gender gaps between men and women. Are you a man or a woman? Eventhough he knew that his father don't like him because of his gender, and make him feel that what he wants is not right. Is it because my actions are different from what you normally see? Philippines ranks 8th among 135 on world gender equality. At the last verse of the song, it is apparent that his other siblings were also abused as they had left their father, who developed cancer, for dead. The song then fast forwards to his adulthood, wherein the tables were turned. From the lyrics, it can already be said that the song denounces abuse and discimination on homosexuals.
Who never give up in terms of loving and respecting his parents. Based on the latest Global Gender Gap rankings by the World Economic Forum, the Philippines rank 8th among 138 countries in gender equality. If you watch the music video, the message will become clearer, even without the song. This is the 2nd most viewed song on reached 11 million views on July 2013 , after by , also an related song. Others were moved while others remained firm to their stand against the prevalence of homosexuality.
The message conveys a subtle but bold statement that lashes the concept of machismo. His father, being in his death bed, apologized. Until suddenly his father realized. He expresses his sexuality openly despite the harsh discrimination of society and his father, who hits him with pipes and drowns him in a large tub of water whilst beating him with his fists. This story tells of all the queer children in the Philippines who are being abused. But more than anything else, the song attempts to discuss how homosexuals are like any other people, and implicitly states that they are equally important to the society. Mermaid is a song by rapper.
Telling him how proud he was and how his queerness was not something that dulled his masculinity. The important is you have a good hand. Reactions Since it was first released in August 2012, the song has reached almost 4 million view on Youtube and has caught the attention of the public partly due to its catchy tune and mainly due to the message of the song. There's no wrong in what you wanted to be. Despite his relationship with his father being the way it is, he continued to love his father and forgave him for the pain he caused. The unusual mix of artistry, and rebellion to the societal perceptions on homosexuals, has made it an artistic attack to the status quo. This part of the song sparked emotions among its listeners as it produced a strong message to the public.
It was released as the lead single from the rapper's sixth album,. The song is basically a situationer, a manifestation of how homosexuality is being dealt with in the Philippines and on how Filipinos respond to it. The uploaded music video of this song on YouTube reached 2 million views in less than a month. Only the son, who was the most abused for being himself was left to care for his father. If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts. His father expresses his disappointment in such violent ways but he the son cannot change who he is.
The video also features prominent gay personalities like members of the Party List such as and. But he continue to drive it. Di ko na po isusuot ang lumang saya ni inay , to which he fails to do so. This, per se, represents the general response to homosexuals in the country — that homosexuality is a taboo in this society, that it is a cause of ridicule in most cases. It criticizes male chauvinism and it reiterates that brawn and physical strength do not make a person manlier, rather, something deeper than the arrogant and haughty aura that a stereotypical man possesses defines a true man.
Gloc-9 incorporates this idealism which was dictated by the society and by religion as well in the lyrics as he asks the public: Ano bang mga problema nyo? A situationer At the start of the music video, a young man in a duster a feminine outer garment was being dragged out of the house by his father. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention. . . .