Sen. De Lima Asks Support From Women's Group Received Mixed Reactions (Video)


Sen. Leila De Lima asks support from various women's group during a speech at the Commission on Human Rights as she decried being subject of attacks from Pres. Rody Duterte, his political allies and ordinary citizens who keeps on posting negative comments against her in various social media sites.



According to the 57-year-old Sen. De Lima she was disturbed that some Cabinet officials and lawmakers were actually defending moves to show in a congressional injury a supposed controversial video of her and a male partner.

Sen. De Lima was quoted as saying "What pains me most is seeing women defending this kind of behavior. Perhaps that’s one of the greatest offenses against our cause: that women are turned against each other,” De Lima said.

“It is perhaps second only to the offense of polluting the minds of the future generation, of passing on a legacy of misogyny, of abusive behavior towards women, of making girls feel lesser in worth than boys, of giving them less freedom and less ownership over their body, their life and their future, of taking away from boys the chance to develop a sense of accountability for their actions that would make them better persons, sons, brothers, partners, husbands and fathers,” she said.

The alleged Bilibid drug queen, Sen. De Lima said that such belittling of women was implicit not only in Duterte's statements but also in social media where his followers allegedly "learned the craft of weaponizing humor" against women.

The video of Sen. De Lima asking support from various women's group was received with mixed reactions from supporters of Sen. De Lima and the supporters of Pres. Rody Duterte.

Watch the Video of Sen. Leila De Lima's Speech:



Sen. De Lima Asks Support From Women's Group Received Mixed Reactions (Video) Sen. De Lima Asks Support From Women's Group Received Mixed Reactions (Video) Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 10/06/2016 Rating: 5

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