Duterte Slammed Over 'Shoot in the Vagina' Remark

Lester Mason
March 15, 2018

Following the remarks by the President of Philippine, several Human Rights groups slammed the President for encouraging violence against women and for also being inhuman towards them.

Duterte, who served as a city mayor before becoming President, appeared to encourage Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to shoot at female rebels in the Asian country in their private parts.

"If there is no vagina, it would be useless", Mr Duterte continued.

"Tell the soldiers. There's a new order coming from the mayor", The Independent quoted Duterte as saying. "We will just shoot your vagina, '" he said, according to media reports.

The left-wing group Karapatan said Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte "has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites the worst violations of global humanitarian law".

Roque said people should be used to Duterte's style of speaking after a year and a half as president.

The statement was made during a speech to over 200 former communist rebels in Malacañang last week.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte encouraged state forces to commit sexually violent acts against women rebels in a speech last week.

Duterte suggested he would pay the equivalent of nearly $400 for "every NPA you kill". He went on to say that without their vaginas, women would be "useless".

Gabriela Women's Party, a feminist group, condemned Duterte as a "macho-fascist" and said his remark "takes state terrorism against women and the people to a whole new level".

He added that the point Duterte was trying to make was since there is no longer a chance of resuming peace talks with the communists, war with the rebels should be expected to resume.

"He has further presented himself as the epitome of misogyny and fascism terribly rolled [into] one".

Duterte has made headlines for "joking" about the rape of a kidnapped Australian, lamenting he hadn't been first, and for telling troops to rape women in conflict.

The ongoing war on illicit drugs in the Philippines will continue despite efforts of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to conduct a "preliminary examination" on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign. "Come on. Just laugh", Roque said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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