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Migrant group's statement on the kissing of a migrant in Korea

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Migrant group's statement on the kissing of a migrant in Korea Time for Transformation
6.6.18
The sight of a populist President coercing a migrant woman to ‘kiss’ him in South Korea has caused outrage by many and confusion amongst others.
Obviously this scenario represents a cumulative effect of many political, economic, social and cultural issues in the Philippines.
Populist leaders multiple ‘performances’ are known to act as a distraction from failures to deliver on policies – something not new to Philippine politics. The positive impact of the ‘performance’ was enriched by many things; including celebrity culture, the overvaluing of male attention by some women and the desire to seek alignment with the powerful in a hierarchical society where the realization of rights is largely absent.
This performance was not solely for the audience, being also ‘dog-whistle’ politics to other misogynist and sexist men including those in South Korea and the Philippines. A President behaving this way …