Gabriela to Duterte: Womanizing and Flaunting it is an Affront to Women
Tue, 12/01/2015 – 12:43 — gwp_prop
Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s statements and actions that denigrate women run counter with Gabriela and Gabriela Women’s Party’s principle of upholding respect for women.
Womanizing and treating women as objects are an affront to women and it should not be flaunted. These reek of machismo, reinforces the society’s low regard of women and consequently increases women’s vulnerability to violence and abuse. This is both distasteful and unacceptable.
Gabriela and Gabriela Women’s Party reiterate the call to all candidates especially those running for the highest position, including and especially Duterte to refrain from making statements and committing acts that are offensive to women.
Those setting their sights on ruling the country must impose upon themselves, the highest standards towards uplifting society’s views on women and helping ensure the protection of women from abuse.
We urge Duterte and other candidates to delve into platforms and discuss women’s and people’s issues rather than employ derogatory statements and actions that malign women.