By Vina A. Lanzona
Categorised “Amazons” through the nationwide press, girls performed a principal position within the Huk uprising, some of the most major peasant-based revolutions in glossy Philippine background. As spies, organizers, nurses, couriers, infantrymen, or even army commanders, ladies labored heavily with males to withstand first eastern career and later, after WWII, to problem the hot Philippine republic. yet in the course of the uncertainty and violence of uprising, those girls additionally pursued own lives, falling in love, turning into pregnant, and elevating households, frequently with their male comrades-in-arms. Drawing on interviews with over 100 veterans of the flow, Vina A. Lanzona explores the Huk uprising from the intimate and collective reviews of its woman contributors, demonstrating how their presence, and the complicated questions of gender, family members, and sexuality they provoked, eventually formed the character of the innovative struggle. Winner, Kenneth W. Baldridge Prize for the easiest background publication written via a resident of Hawaii, backed through Brigham younger University–Hawaii
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In 1993–94, I began to conduct interviews with Filipina women who had participated in, or were married to participants in, the Huk rebellion. 41 At ﬁrst I thought it would be difﬁcult to ﬁnd these women. Unlike male Huk leaders, who had received some recognition in the historical record, female Huks remained faceless, unnamed, and unrecognized. Through the Katipunan ng Bagong Pilipina (Association of the New Filipina), or KaBaPa, a coalition of peasant women’s organizations, I met women who were both former KaBaPa members and Hukbalahap guerrillas.
I allotted considerable time to asking about their relationships in the movement, their love affairs, marriages, and children. The women usually ended their interviews with reﬂections on the successes and failures of the Huk rebellion and how their experiences in the movement had affected their present outlook on life and politics. While I had prepared questions to ask, I usually listened, letting each of my respondents tell her story in her own way. Thus, the length of my interviews ranged from one to twenty hours.
45 With their departure American and Filipino military forces, left to fend for themselves, consolidated their defenses in Bataan and Corregidor. 46 The country was now under Japanese control. 47 In October 1943 Jose P. Laurel became president of the Second Philippine Republic, and he soon called on other prominent elites to join him in the new regime. 50 Their harsh methods were designed to intimidate Filipinos who refused to cooperate. But it was not only the Kempei Tai that instilled fear and resentment among Filipinos.
Amazons of the Huk Rebellion: Gender, Sex, and Revolution in the Philippines (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies) by Vina A. Lanzona