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Hontiveros: The first year of Duterte government is a 'dangerous year to be a woman'

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s first year is a year of “misogyny,” at least according to Senator Risa Hontiveros, as she notes the “surge in the culture of sexism” under the Chief Executive’s watch.

According to the Senator “The first year of the Duterte government is a dangerous year to be a woman. It is marked by a colossal human rights crisis. It is the year of misogyny and extrajudicial killings It is a year of national grieving,”.

She listed examples that would show the “growing misogynist culture” in the Duterte government. 

  • Trivialization of rape
  • Reference of women public leaders to body parts
  • Catcalling a female reporter 
  • Justifying it as freedom of expression and as a compliment, The distasteful reality of gender-based online harassment
  • Slut-shaming
  • Fake news as weapons to stifle political dissent and lie to the public


The lawmaker also said Duterte’s first anniversary in office should be a “day of remembrance” for the thousands of victims of extrajudicial killings in his brutal drug war.

If she would rate the President, Hontiveros said she would give him a grade of “eight to 12 thousand.”

Hontiveros’ grade for Duterte, she said, represents the number of people killed, based on the tallies of government and human rights groups, under his drug war.



Source: News/ Inquirer

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/909900/dutertes-first-year-dangerous-for-women-hontiveros
Hontiveros: The first year of Duterte government is a 'dangerous year to be a woman' Reviewed by Unknown on June 30, 2017 Rating: 5 Photo credit to owner President Rodrigo Duterte’s first year is a year of “misogyny,” at least according to Senator Risa Hontiveros, as...

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