By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
Women’s partylist group Gabriela has condemned Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson’s following her controversial video blog on federalism.
Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas said Uson’s disgusting use of female sexual objectification in her online show to push for federalism is no less than vulgar degradation of women for a questionable political end.
“It is deplorable that Asec. Uson is using her position and influence to spread and reinforce the macho and patriarchal view that women’s bodies are mere objects that can be toyed for amusement, in this case, for a perverted information drive on federalism which majority of Filipinos object,” said Brosas.
Brosas stressed that obscene act of Uson symbolizes “the perverted fantasies of the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) which tapped her for the info-drive, and by extension, of the alarming rise of macho-fascism under Duterte.”
“Instead of defending the video despite the huge backlash, Mocha should delete the video, apologize and act in accordance with Code and Ethical Standards for public officials and employees and the Magna Carta of Women,” said Brosas.