Some male college students of the Ateneo Law School (ALS) have allegedly created a group the place the “membership fee” consists of importing a photograph of a feminine schoolmate with out her knowledge so she her bodily property can be mentioned.

The Ateneo de Manila University’s Human Rights Center (AHRC) revealed the existence of the group in a letter condemning the objectification of ladies.

Urduja Women’s Desk director Amparita Sta. Maria stated the group’s existence got here to mild after a number of girls from the regulation faculty neighborhood began an internet protest on May 7 with the hashtag #TakeOffense. The feminine college students modified their profile images right into a poster saying, “I have a problem with you objectifying me.”

“This was precipitated by the discovery by some students that a number of their male schoolmates have allegedly formed a group where the ‘membership fee’ consists in (sic) submitting a picture of a woman from the ALS Community and where the main purpose was to discuss the physical traits and ‘assets’ of these women using pictures shared without their knowledge,” Sta. Maria stated.

She referred to as out Ateneans engaged in such an exercise, saying they “violate the human dignity and bodily integrity of the women involved.”

“This manner of objectification shows that these me n have no respect for women and regard them as inferior, the women’s bodies merely available for their indulgence,” Sta. Maria stated, including that she was appalled that a number of the group’s members could also be mates of the feminine regulation college students.

She urged feminine members of the ALS neighborhood to proceed talking out in opposition to the group and related actions.