Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a bill called the Republic Act 11313, also dubbed the Safe Spaces Act, will penalize people who engage in public cat-calling, or any other form of sexual harassment in a public space based around gender or sexual orientation.
According to CNN, the bill was originally approved back in February of 2019 by the chambers of Congress and was signed by President Duterte on April 12th, 2019. The bill became law back in May, and became public in July.
According to CNN, if you wolf-whistle, cat-call, or say anything deemed “misogynistic”, “transphobic”, “sexist”, or “homophobic”, you will be fined ₱1,000 for your first offense and reprimanded to 12 hours of community service, along with attending a gender sensitivity seminar. Second time offenders will spend up to 10 days in jail and will incur ₱3,000 fines. Third time offenders will be fined ₱10,000 and jailed for up to 30 days… for cat-calling.
There are also penalties in place for public exposure, with the article stating…
“Penalties for making offensive body gestures and exposing private parts are at ₱10,000 for first-time offenders, and ₱15,000 for first-time offenders along with jail time of 11 to 30 days for second-time offenders. Those who commit the crime for the third time will be fined ₱20,000 and will be detained for a minimum of one month and a day up to six months.”
ABS CBN listed all of the gestures that could net you a fine, which you can view below.
“Among these acts are:
– leering and intrusive gazing
– unwanted invitations
– misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic, and sexist slurs
– persistent unwanted comments on one’s appearance
– relentless requests for one’s personal details such as name, contact and social media details or destination
– use of words, gestures or actions that ridicule on the basis of sex gender or sexual orientation, identity and/or expression. “
This ridiculous measure is all part of a current-day push by Left-wing authoritarians to basically disrupt relations between straight men and women. The best way to do that is to completely shatter gender relations by essentially penalizing men for being men, or for even attempting to use classic means of communication to attract a woman.
Basically, if you find a woman attractive you won’t be able to say anything about it in public spaces, lest you be fined and jailed.
(Thanks for the news tip Mad Lucied)