[In the news] PHL Commission on Women: Sexual abuse is no laughing matter -GMAnews

PHL Commission on Women: Sexual abuse is no laughing matter

Sexual assault is not something to laugh about and make fun of, the Philippine Commission on Women said on Monday in a statement that also calls out public officials who “continue to perpetuate misogyny” and trivialize rape with their comments.

Any sexual abuse “is an abhorrent attack on a person’s self-worth and should never be used as subject matter to prove a point,” the PCW’s statement, released on the occasion of its 44th anniversary, stressed.

“It is no laughing matter to use sexual abuse anecdotes which treat women as sex objects to ‘lighten’ discussions in public assemblies,” it added.

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