LADIES IN THE PHILIPPINES: STATUS, STEREOTYPES, MARIA CLARA AND ABUSE

LADIES IN THE PHILIPPINES: STATUS, STEREOTYPES, MARIA CLARA AND ABUSE Rizal based the fictional character of MarГ­a Clara from their real-life gf and relative Leonor Rivera. Although idolized and praised, MarГ­a Clara’s chaste, “masochistic” and “easily fainting” character had already been criticized while the “greatest misfortune which has befallen the Filipina within the last few…