i just received this message... .... and maybe you might be interested ..
original message from a friend...
in a desperate housewives scene in which susan (teri hatcher) was told by her gynecologist that she might be hitting menopause, she replied, "can i just check those diplomas because i just want to make sure that they are not from some med school in the philippines."
hmmm... not that kind of stuff i want to hear, considering my family (and most filipinos in the us) is in the healthcare business.
there's a demand for abc and desperate housewives producers' apology started by a community of filipino americans. the last time i checked, there were around 4700 signatures. click this link if you want to join http://www.petitiononline.com/filabc/
be heard and spread the word!
Oct 3, '07
it's been circulating around filipino blogs about the scene that was shown in the us on sept 30, dr. mayfair told a visibly terrified mayer that the word "menopause" seems to open a pandora's box for the age-conscious middle-aged woman.
"they hear ageing, brittle bones, loss of sexual drive..."
said the doctor who was cut midway from his explanation by an agitated mayer.
"before we go any further, can i check those diplomas? 'coz, i just want to make sure they're not from some med school in the philippines,"
she said while searching for the doctor's records.
filipino americans demand for apology from abc and desperate housewives
to the producers of "desperate housewives" and abc:
we are writing to express concern and hurt about a racially-discriminatory comment made in an episode of desperate housewives on 9/30/07. in a scene in which susan was told by her gynecologist that she might be hitting menopause, she replied, "can i just check those diplomas because i just want to make sure that they are not from some med school in the philippines."
Last edit by sirI on Oct 3, '07
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