A social media post from a police station in the Philippines advising women not to wear skimpy clothing if they don’t want to be harassed has sparked a new fightback against the country’s so-called rape culture. Photo: Maro EnriquezA social media post from a police station in the Philippines advising women not to wear skimpy clothing if they don’t want to be harassed has sparked a new fightback against the country’s so-called rape culture. Photo: Maro Enriquez
A social media post from a police station in the Philippines advising women not to wear skimpy clothing if they don’t want to be harassed has sparked a new fightback against the country’s so-called rape culture. Photo: Maro Enriquez

Rape in the Philippines: police station’s social media post sparks local version of MeToo movement

  • ‘Don’t wear skimpy clothes,’ said the post, prompting a backlash of more than 50,000 tweets and the rise of a hashtag for women to unite behind
  • Filipino culture makes it difficult for rape victims to speak out, but women haven’t always lived under a shadow of sexual assault, some experts say

Topic |   Sex and relationships
A social media post from a police station in the Philippines advising women not to wear skimpy clothing if they don’t want to be harassed has sparked a new fightback against the country’s so-called rape culture. Photo: Maro EnriquezA social media post from a police station in the Philippines advising women not to wear skimpy clothing if they don’t want to be harassed has sparked a new fightback against the country’s so-called rape culture. Photo: Maro Enriquez
A social media post from a police station in the Philippines advising women not to wear skimpy clothing if they don’t want to be harassed has sparked a new fightback against the country’s so-called rape culture. Photo: Maro Enriquez
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