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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:05 PM

Philippines president refers to women as 'b----es' and 'crazy' at women's empowerment event

Source: The Hill

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte addressed female police officers and military staff at an event intended to celebrate them earlier this week as “puta,” which translates to “bitch” in English.

While delivering remarks at an event that was meant to honor the Southeast Asian country’s Outstanding Women in Law Enforcement and National Security on Monday, Duterte addressed the overwhelmingly female audience using the profane remark, The Guardian reports.

He also addressed them as “you crazy women” and lamented women who he said deprive him “of my freedom of expression,” according to the international news agency.

Duterte also reportedly told the crowd at one point: “I love women.”

“That’s why you see I have two wives. That means I like women,” he continued.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/international/434135-philippines-president-refers-to-women-as-bitches-and-crazy-at-womens

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Reply Philippines president refers to women as 'b----es' and 'crazy' at women's empowerment event (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 14 OP
Initech Mar 14 #1
Hulk Mar 14 #2
Initech Mar 14 #14
EX500rider Mar 14 #3
pnwmom Mar 14 #6
Ligyron Mar 14 #13
demosincebirth Mar 14 #16
procon Mar 14 #4
barbtries Mar 14 #5
PatSeg Mar 14 #11
barbtries Mar 14 #12
PatSeg Mar 14 #17
The Mouth Mar 14 #7
procon Mar 14 #8
padah513 Mar 14 #9
dalton99a Mar 14 #10
Evolve Dammit Mar 14 #15
smirkymonkey Mar 15 #21
sakabatou Mar 14 #18
sarcasmo Mar 14 #19
raging moderate Mar 14 #20

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:09 PM

1. I have two shoes. Does that mean I like feeet?

What a scumbag.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:12 PM

2. This guy is such a pig....

....but OUR pig has more potential to screw up he whole world. BOTH are awful. There are many "awfuls" around the world today. So sad we have to have one of them sitting on nuclear codes. We will recover, but this SOB can really fook up the world permanently.

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Response to Hulk (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:58 PM

14. Duterte, Erdogan, Bolsonaro, Modi, Conte, Trump...

Calling these people "pigs" is an insult to pigs. Pigs produce useful things, these psychopaths do not produce anything useful.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:21 PM

3. "Puta" translates as "whore" not "bitch"

Last edited Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:39 PM - Edit history (1)

It is short for "prostituta" or prostitute.

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:00 PM

6. That was my understanding, too. n/t

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:37 PM

13. Yes, thank you.

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:59 PM

16. Your are rlight. Puta translates to "whore." It's more vile in spanish.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:21 PM

4. Duterte is Trump's brother from another mother.

To look at Duterte, is to see Trump. They have the same impulsive proclivities toward violent authortarian rule by a single strong man dictator. They both act out their most primitive instincts without thought or understanding of the consequences.

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:36 PM

5. they both hate women.

nt

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Response to barbtries (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:14 PM

11. While claiming to "love women"

When I read that, Trump immediately came to mind.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:18 PM

12. absolutely.

watch what they do. though in both cases they have also said despicable things about women.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:18 PM

17. Like a boyfriend or husband

after abusing a woman verbally and physically, then saying, "But I really love you so much".

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:19 PM

7. I wonder if there isn't a 'Boys From Brazil" thing wiht Duaerte, Cheeto and Bolsonaro

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:22 PM

8. Trump has invited both of these dictators to the WH. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:49 PM

9. I hope I'm around to see the day

When Karma hits this bastard right between the eyes

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:53 PM

10. The president of the Philippines wants to rename his country

https://www.economist.com/asia/2019/03/16/the-president-of-the-philippines-wants-to-rename-his-country

The president of the Philippines wants to rename his country
But does his proposed name mean “nobility” or “big phallus”?

Mar 14th 2019 | MANILA

RODRIGO DUTERTE, the perpetually disgruntled president of the Philippines, is unhappy about the name of his country. “I want to change it someday,” he remarked earlier this month in one of his customary rambling speeches. “No particular name yet but, sure, I would like to change the name of the Philippines, because the Philippines is named after King Philip.” The Philip in question was a 16th-century king of Spain. A Portuguese explorer in the pay of the Spanish crown, Ferdinand Magellan, was the first European to visit the archipelago, which he claimed for Spain. (He was then killed by locals.) Mr Duterte says he would prefer a name inspired by the indigenous, Malay culture.

It was the second time in three weeks that Mr Duterte had called for a new name, making it sound like an official government policy. But his spokesman, Salvador Panelo, is woolly about that: “He is expressing an idea again…as usual.” If it is policy, it will require an amendment to the constitution, which would have to be approved by plebiscite.

That seems unlikely. If the reminder of colonialism makes ordinary Filipinos bridle, they do so less openly than their president. And the first time Mr Duterte aired the idea of a name change, in February, he diminished the chances of it ever becoming reality by suggesting a new name associated with Ferdinand Marcos, a former dictator: Maharlika. Mr Duterte explained: “Marcos, he is really right. He wanted to change the name to Maharlika, the Republic of Maharlika, because Maharlika is a Malay word.” Mr Marcos thought the word meant “nobility”, and said it had been the name of a guerrilla group he claimed to have led to resist Japanese occupation during the second world war.

Most historians, however, believe that Mr Marcos invented the guerrilla group, or wildly exaggerated its exploits, in order to cast himself as a war hero. Many academics also dispute the assertion that Maharlika means nobility, saying it refers to a lower class in the ancient hierarchy. Moreover, the word does not seem to be Malay at all, but rather derived from Sanskrit. The consensus seems to be that it means “man of ability”, although a persistent minority translate it as “big phallus”. In 2016 an online petition urged Mr Duterte to rename the Philippines the Republic of Maharlika. Of the country’s 105m citizens, just seven signed up.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:58 PM

15. Jeezus H. Can we rid the planet of the excess, violent, self-righteous machismo already?

How do any women willingly (emphasis on willingly) cater to anything these assholes want? How did he get two wives? How did he get one wife?? Are they attracted to "power"?

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:10 PM

21. Please!

What a nice place it would be without pigs like this!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:31 PM

18. Ugh...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:47 PM

19. Trump loves this guy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:29 PM

20. Trump loves women even more than Duterte.

After all, Trump has THREE wives.

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