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Need for redemption

/ 05:10 AM April 13, 2018

Dear President Duterte,

Misogyny is defined by Webster as “hatred of women.” Are you a misogynist? I don’t think so. You have a mother, a wife, a partner, daughters, granddaughter. You can’t be a misogynist, you are surrounded by God’s beautiful creations, all women!

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That joke is something not to be joked about (you know which joke I mean), especially in front of a national audience, by the highest official of the land. It is very, very sad.

Mr. President, you are a good man. You need an adviser in creating your jokes, particularly those about women; not so vulgar, a little bit gentler. Please, in your next speech or next joke, redeem yourself!

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I was not inclined to send this letter, but upon reading “Women rising” (Young Blood, 3/29/18), I decided to add my two cents’ worth of opinion.

VIOLETA C. LABAYEN, Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City

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