December 2021 Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day 2021 Post 1

In 2016 as Mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte “joked” about the rape and murder of an Australian nun in a prison riot in his city saying the victim was beautiful and (he) the mayor should have been able to have her first.

In 2018, as President, Duterte issued a “joke” order for soldiers to shoot women rebels in the vagina. 

At the start of the year 2021, he said that women were not fit to be president because women and men have “totally different emotional setup.”

Duterte’s documented history of sexist and misogynistic rhetoric makes him the chief propagator of a “macho-fascist” culture that degrades, objectifies and disrespects Filipino women.