Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that female rebels should be shot in the vagina, so as to render them “useless.”
Duterte made the remarks in front of a crowd of about 200 former rebels on Tuesday, suggesting his soldiers be given “new orders.”
“We won’t kill you. Will we just shoot your vagina so that…if there is no vagina, it would be useless,” Duterte said.
The comments immediately sparked a wave of backlash from human rights organizations around the world. Christine Palabay, secretary-general of the Philippine rights group Karapatan, named the leader as a “frothing-in-the-mouth fascist.”
“His recent comments and pronouncements are but the latest of the series of these madman’s display of tyranny, lunacy and machismo,” Palabay said. “Duterte has distinguished himself as a frothing-in-the-mouth fascist who incites the worst violations of international humanitarian law.”