Saturday, September 1, 2018

NY Univ. Alumna Explains Pres. Duterte's Rape Jokes: "To those offended, we sincerely apologize, but.."



Photo credits to Ms. Chu's Facebook account and Journal.com.ph
Social media personality, well-known writer and an alumna of New York University, Krizette Laureta Chu, once again took to social media and openly speaks her mind and very witty opinion, this time regarding the very controversial yet condemned by many, 'rape jokes' of the President.

At first, the NY Univ Alumna uprightly said that she too is not happy that a good and honest man like President Duterte is so backwards in gender sensitivity, yet, she actually understands it.



Ms. Krizette then came to President Duterte's defense and said that if only she just had the job to explain the President himself, she would easily say that the latter has a distinct sense of humor formed by his experience and age.

President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo credit to ABC News)
She likewise said that the President has been informed that his remarks are hostile to a few people and he is already aware of it, yet we may not be able to change him anymore, and although it is certain that he tries to alter that particular manner, old habits always manages to slip through.

Ms. Krizette then asked for an apology to those who are insulted by the President's jokes, however wants to remind the people not to forget that the President's actions have always spoken louder than his words, thus, they too need to remember his achievements in terms of women empowerment.

"The President has a peculiar sense of humor shaped by, and characteristic of, his background, age, and generation. Parental guidance is always advised. The President has been told that his comments are offensive to some people. To those offended, we sincerely apologize, but we also would like to remind that the President's actions have always spoken louder than his words.', she wrote.

Photo credit to Rappler
More so, Ms. Krizette suggests to all the parents to change the impression of young boys wherever, that rape jokes are NOT alright.

"But what we can do is change the perception of young boys everywhere that rape jokes are NOT okay, and how we do it is not excuse Duterte's rape jokes.", Ms. Krizette uttered.



Check out her full post below:

"Statesmen should always be held to the highest standards. Always.

And it's an infinite source of embarrassment for women supporters like me that a good and honest man like Duterte is so backwards in gender sensitivity.

The sun rises in the east, sets in the west, the Pope is Catholic, and Duterte has a crass sense of humor.

Facts of life.

Roque and the Palace should stop excusing Duterte, because it tells him--and the rest of our boys--that its OK to tell rape jokes.

The truth is, we may not be able to change Duterte anymore. I'm sure he tries, but old habits always manages slip through the cracks. Old dogs, no new tricks.

But what we can do is change the perception of young boys everywhere that rape jokes are NOT okay, and how we do it is not excuse Duterte's rape jokes.

If I had the job to explain the President, I'd simply say:

"The President has a peculiar sense of humor shaped by, and characteristic of, his background, age, and generation. Parental guidance is always advised. The President has been told that his comments are offensive to some people. To those offended, we sincerely apologize, but we also would like to remind that the President's actions have always spoken louder than his words.

In his home province of Davao, he has created magna carta for women. He has provided free childcare so women can continue working. He is an LGBTQ advocate, and offers free medical services to sex workers. (Add all his other achievements ng bongga in terms of women empowerment.)

The President is replicating these achievements in a national level. We continue to work together to push for women's rights everywhere, as what the President has always done."

Tapos. Take control of the narrative, and contextualize that rape joke. That in the larger scheme of things its nothing, but also in the same breath remind everyone that the President is from another era and we live in a politically correct world now so your kids are not allowed to do it."


Source: Krizette Laureta Chu