'FLAMBOYANT DISPLAY OF MISOGYNY'
Gabriela condemns Duterte's latest rape joke
Gabriela Women's Party on Friday condemned President Rodrigo Duterte's recent remark linking a woman's beauty to rape, calling it a "flamboyant display of misogyny."
"We strongly condemn this latest flamboyant display of misogyny, which places more Filipino women at risk of rape," Gabriela said in a statement Friday.
Gabriela said by making such claim, Duterte "sends yet again a very dangerous and distorted message... that a woman's beauty is a cause of rape."
"This latest theatric only confirms one thing: President Duterte is proud to have rolled back whatever gains and legal mechanisms that have been instituted for women's rights in Davao City," it said.
Gabriela said a person "who finds humor in demeaning women and enabling rapists is not fit to be President."
"We encourage more women to join the #BabaeAko and #LabananAngAbuso campaigns to vigorously fight back misogyny and abuse openly endorsed by the chief executive," it said.