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Filipino CrosscurrentsOceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization$
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Kale Bantigue Fajardo

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816666645

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816666645.001.0001

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Transportation

Transportation

Seamen and Tomboys in Ports and at Sea

Chapter:
(p.149) Chapter Four Transportation
Source:
Filipino Crosscurrents
Author(s):

Kale Bantigue Fajardo

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816666645.003.0005

This chapter discusses the manhood of Filipino seamen and the sexual identity of “Filipino tomboys”— male-identified females who generally have sexual or emotional relationships with other females. It also highlights gender identifications and cultural phenomena related to Filipino seamen and tomboys. Filipino culture accepts queers as Filipino seafarers and other migrants develop close ties with Filipino tomboys because of the similarity in their orientations, such as an intense attraction towards women.

Keywords:   Filipino seamen, manhood, Filipino tomboys, male-identified females, Filipino cultural dynamics

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