PNP WCPC denounces victim blaming
Victim Blaming – The Philippine National Police (ONO) Women and Children Protection Center (WCPC) denounced the act of blaming victims of abuse and harassment through these art cards.
The topic of abuse and harassment against women is one of the trending topics these past few days. It all started with the now-deleted Facebook post of Lucban Municipal Police Station reminding women to dress properly in order to avoid being victims of harassment.
This was slammed by Frankie Pangilinan, a celebrity known for being vocal about her views and opinions on social issues. Following her post, radio and TV host Ben Tulfo lambasted her and so the word war between two sides commenced.
The online community also has varying opinions regarding this matter. Some showed support to Frankie that victim blaming should be stopped while there were those who are taking the other side with the reason that women should also wear proper attire for them to get respected.
However, former host Kat Alano reasoned out that when a celebrity (rhymes with wrong that is now being associated with Vhong Navarro) abused her, she was not wearing a revealing outfit. This opened up more controversies regarding the alleged harassment that the It’s Showtime host did to three other women.
With this revelation from Kat, those who are denouncing the victim blaming was empowered that it is never the victim’s fault. In line with this, the PNP Women and Children Protection Center also shared the same advocacy.
The agency shared these art cards on its Facebook Page with the caption: “Ang istilo o pamamaraan ng pananamit ng isang indibidwal ay hindi imbitasyon o excuse para gumawa ng krimen. Isang paalala mula kay #AlengPulis.”
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