The women in Davao are not taking easy the ‘sexist comments’ against womanhood dished out by presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who has publicly stated that he keeps several women.
The militant women rights group Gabriela said Duterte need not resort to “sexist and derogatory” comments against women to gain popularity.
Duterte bragging about his being a womanizer in public is an affront to women, said Gabriela Davao secretary general Mary Ann Sapar in a report in SunStar Davao.
Sapar admits Duterte is a strong supporter of women rights in Davao City.
But this should not be a license for him to disparage womanhood, said Sapar.
The group appealed to Duterte to stop hurting women for the sake of being popular and instead urged him to stick to meaningful and significant issues.