Duterte as misogynist fascist: A discourse analysis of Duterte’s misogynist criticisms against women


This paper is an attempt to explain the cultural and political consequences of President Duterte’s misogynistic microassaults against women in his public speeches and personal behaviors that brazenly demean women. Employing critical discourse analysis on relevant material found in online sources covering the period from the precampaign to the year 2018 (the second year of Duterte’s presidency), this study will explore how Duterte’s microassaults against strong women who dare stand up against his hypermasculine power serve to further consolidate his fascist power while instilling among the population the traditional sex-roles assigned to women such as passivity, obedience, and docility.