Risa Hontiveros, Twitter users fire back at slut-shaming netizen over SONA dress

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros, author of the "Bawal Bastos" law, was not spared from sexist remarks.

Senators posed for a group photo during the opening of the 18th Congress on Monday, July 22, and a Twitter user commented that the opposition senator's dress made her look like a "thirsty slut."

The Senator posted a screenshot of the tweet, and fired back, "Stop telling women how to dress."

Senator Hontiveros was wearing a piña barong dress patterned after the traditional baro't saya.

Other Filipinos online also called out the author of the tweet, saying his comment was out of place and sexist:

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