1. What is the implication of the use of American pop culture in the text versus pop culture from the Phillippines?
  2. Is your first impression of the tone from the opening chapter sexist or feminist? Moments such as “my overripe cousin bats her pale eyelashes at their leader the snake while she sips her drink . . . ” (5) or Love Letter #99 when the “deflowered” servant is banned from the house she serves when the father of the son she had sexual relations with finds out she is pregnant, make me lean towards a sexist tone from Rio. The servant’s pregnancy is also called a “condition” (12 & 13)
  3. What do you all think of the mother-daughter relationship between Baby and Isabelle in comparison/contrast with the other texts we have read this semester?
Jessica’s Reading Questions for 10/25
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