Ecuador president says women 'only report harassment from ugly men'


Lenin Moreno at the conferenceImage copyright EPA
Image caption Lenin Moreno made the feedback at an traders’ convention on Friday

The president of Ecuador has apologised for asserting females only document harassment “when it comes from an grotesque person”.

His feedback at convention within town of Guayaquil on Friday sparked uproar on-line.

At the identical event Lenin Moreno also talked about that males faced the constant menace of being falsely accused of harassment by females.

As the backlash mounted,he tweetedthat he “did no longer intend to minimise a problem as serious as violence or abuse”.

“I apologise if it became understood that way,” he added. “I reject violence against females in all its forms!”

What did Moreno voice?

Addressing the convention in Ecuador’s second-greatest city, President Moreno had talked about that males are “permanently subjected to the hazard of being accused of harassment”.

“Girls folk generally document harassment, it’s far exact, and it’s far correct that they enact so,” he went on, before claiming that females generally “procure offended with grotesque folks” in harassment instances.

“That is to deliver, it’s far ‘harassment’ when it comes from an grotesque person,” he talked about. “However if the person is correct having a learn about… they as soon as in a while enact no longer assume it’s far harassment.”

After pictures of the speech became shared on-line, the president’s feedback attracted in vogue criticism.

One Twitter user wrote: “In accordance to Lenin Moreno females only document harassment when the perpetrator is ‘grotesque’. Now it’s far perfect why they cut $876,000 for the prevention of gender violence: for this lot our lives our worthless.”

One more added: “We are governed by a misogynist!”

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