President Rodrigo Duterte inspects an honour guard as he attends celebrations for the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy in Davao, Mindanao, on May 31. Duterte imposed martial law in Mindanao on May 23. Photo: AFP

Rape ‘jokes’ from the Philippines’ Duterte trivialise sexual violence

Reuben James Barrete says the Philippine president’s repeated use of the topic of rape to raise laughs glorifies and normalises such acts, desensitising a country where a woman or child is raped each hour

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President Rodrigo Duterte inspects an honour guard as he attends celebrations for the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy in Davao, Mindanao, on May 31. Duterte imposed martial law in Mindanao on May 23. Photo: AFP
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