Category Archives: violence against women

LUGAR LANG: Watch out, this V shoots back

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 February) — I purposely didn’t post anything about Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque’s statement about feminists being “OA” or overacting to Duterte’s anti-woman jokes because I didn’t want to dignify it. It seemed like a throwback to the ‘80s when feminists in the Philippines started speaking up against the use of […]

Duterte’s order to shoot private parts of female NPA: no laughing matter

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 February) — Like previous controversial statements, President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to soldiers to shoot the private parts of female guerrillas of the New People’s Army (NPA) will likely be dismissed as a joke but “encouraging violence against women” is no laughing matter. A militant women’s group on Sunday described the […]