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Philippines president cracks rape joke, outrage ensues


Added 08-31-18 03:18:02pm EST - “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was criticized by women’s rights groups after he allegedly made a joke linking the high rape crime rate in the southern city of Davao to the number of “beautifu…” - Nypost.com

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was criticized by women’s rights groups after he allegedly made a joke linking the high rape crime rate in the southern city of Davao to the number of “beautiful women” living there.

Duterte made the quip while delivering a speech Thursday in Davao, the city where he was once mayor, Al Jazeera reported.

“They said there are many rape cases in Davao,” he said. “As long as there are many beautiful women, there will be more rape cases.”

“Duterte seems to hate women so much that he comes up with statements that help normalize rape,” Elizabeth Angsioco, a women’s rights activist, told Al Jazeera. “This is unacceptable. Not from anyone, especially not from the highest official of the land.”

“Instead of seriously addressing the problem, the misogynist Duterte has added insult to the scars of rape survivors,” women’s rights group #BabaeAko (I Am Woman) said in a statement.

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