The Rape President

Duterte is fixated on rape. He's obsessed with it. He jokes about rape. He likes to tell stories about rape, like the time when he casually, proudly recalled how he molested a household help. He even has defined ideas about rape, which he believes is, well, just a part of life for many women. That was clear with his most recent pronouncement on rape, when he declared that, for overseas Filipino women workers, rape "comes with the territory." "[For those] working as slaves [overseas], rape [comes with] the territory. Kasali sa kultura (It's part of the culture)," Duterte said in a speech. Duterte is the first Philippine president in our history to focus so much energy and tim...

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