Hontiveros calls Duterte as champion for misogyny over his recent rape joke

Senator Risa Hontiveros stood firm saying rape should never be treated and subjected as a joke.

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She made the statement in reaction to President Duterte’s latest rape joke involving the Miss Universe, when he joked that he would congratulate a rapist who molested a Miss Universe, in illustrating how he won’t tolerate rape of children.

Hontiveros said in her tweet no one can mess with Miss Universe when it comes to rape.

“You can’t mess even with Miss Universe when it comes to rape. You don’t have balls when you rape somebody. You have a cowardly hatred of women,” said Hontiveros.

Meanhwile, during a press conference held at Bahay Alumni of University of the Philippines, Hontiveros emphasized that Duterte is the champion of chauvinism and misogyny.

“Kailangang hindi maging joke ang panggagahasa at sa paulit-ulit na ganyang pagjo-joke tungo sa isang bagay na napakaseryoso at isang krimen at paglabag sa dignidad at karapatang pantao ng isang babae, lumalabas na si Presidente Duterte ay pinaka naging champion ng male sexism, chauvinism at misogyny,” she added.

Earlier on Friday, President Duterte said the rape joke during a tourism event held in Davao City.

“You can mess with, maybe a Miss Universe. Maybe I will even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die,” said Duterte.

Source: AbanteInquirerPolitics