Senator Risa Hontiveros will unmask the folks behind the reported all-Filipino male secret teams in Facebook which share lewd pictures of ladies and kids of their unique Facebook web page.
Hontiveros mentioned the “[email protected]” teams embody the “Pastor Hokage Bible Study,” whose members use phrases like “Amen” and hashtag “RapSa” to indicate approval for the obscene pictures and movies of ladies and kids being shared of their web page by fellow members.
Hontiveros, who chairs the Senate Committee on Women, is coordinating with Facebook, pro-women netizens and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to assist her examine the difficulty when Congress resumes session on July 24.
“We will unmask all these misogynists, prosecute them to the full extent of the law and hold them accountable,” the senator mentioned.
Hontiveros reiterated the necessity to cross a legislation that may impose stiff penalties in opposition to individuals who alternate lewd and illicit pictures of ladies and kids on social media.
“These people have no right to enjoy our internet freedom only to abuse our women and children. We will not allow them to shame our young women, suppress their right to express themselves through social media and contribute to a culture of misogyny and hate,” she mentioned.
Hontiveros already filed Senate Bill No. 1251 or the Anti-Gender-Based Electronic Violence (GBEV) which seeks to penalize these chargeable for misogynistic and homophobic assaults on social media.
The invoice defines GBEV as “acts involving use of any form of information and communications technology which causes or is likely to cause mental, emotional or psychological distress or suffering to the female victim or lesbian, gay, [email protected], transgender, queer (LGBTQ) victim, and tending to disparage the dignity and personhood of the same on account of his or her gender.”