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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte Calls His Country’s Female Law Enforcement Officers ‘B----es’ and ‘Crazy’

While speaking at an event to honor his country’s female law enforcement officers earlier this week, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte referred to his crowd as “putas.”

In translation, it means a variety of different things, depending on which country you’re in. But none of them are good. The translation into English means “b---h,” “whore” and “m---erf----r,” according to dictionary.com.

Oh, he also called the women “crazy,” according to TheHill.com.

This isn’t the first time Duterte has made statements or behaved in ways that have led many critics to label him a "misogynist." He’s previously publicly declared he wished he would’ve raped a woman, he’s kissed a married supporter in public and told women the scent of their bodies would have them “cornered” by Catholic priests.

This is the same president who last year advised his military to shoot any female rebels “in the vagina.”

“‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor, ‘We will not kill you. We will just shoot you in the vagina,’” Duterte was quoted in The Guardian. He went on to say that without their vaginas, women would be “useless.”

Duterte, while addressing the women of law enforcement, said “you crazy women” deprived him of “my freedom of expression,” The Guardian stated.

“You criticize every sentence or word I say,” he said.

Duterte went on to say he actually liked women, citing his marriage to more than one woman as his example.

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

The Philippine president has already drawn ire from women in his own country. Just last week, he warned women to beware of Catholic priests who might catch a “scent of your body” and have you “cornered” in their church. This comes as priests have criticized Duterte’s vicious war on drugs, The Guardian reported.

Following up on criticism of his priests with those remarks, Duterte doubled down with an even weirder comment. He said women are “rejects of priests” and “that’s not my fault.”

Duterte was dubbed “misogynist” and “macho-fascist” in 2018 when he ordered his military to shoot any female guerilla fighters in the vagina.

Carlos Conde, who’s a Philippines researcher for Human Rights Watch, said such statements are “demeaning” and could lead to sexual violence during war.

“It is just the latest in a series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statements he has made about women,” Conde said at the time. “It encourages state forces to commit sexual violence during armed conflict, which is a violation of international humanitarian law.”

But even those weren’t his first such remarks. While running for president in 2016, he mentioned the 1989 killing of an Australian missionary—and how there was a line of inmates to rape her, saying he wished he had the opportunity to rape her himself, The Guardian reported.

“Was I mad because of the rape? Yes, that’s one,” Duterte said. “But, she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first. What a waste.”

In June 2018, he kissed a married female supporter on the lips while on a stage in Seoul, South Korea, the report continued.

Though Duterte brushed it off as a gimmick, and the woman allegedly said she was thrilled, Philippines Sen. Risa Hontiveros said being the country’s president doesn’t automatically give them machismo powers.

“President Duterte acted like a feudal king who thinks that being the president is an entitlement to do anything that he pleases,” Hontiveros said. “Even if the act was consensual, it was the president, possessed of awesome, even intimidating, power, who initiated it.”

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