OPINION: Lawmaker hypocrisy and hate speech

Zulay Rodriguez accused of homophobia and xenophobia doring Assembly rant

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What stark hypocrisy reigns in the National Assembly. While a group of deputies –among them, Kayra Harding and Zulay Rodríguez– promote a bill to prevent, punish and eradicate political violence against women, decent citizens continue to be victims of virulent attacks on their honor by one of their members. proponents. Our Constitution seeks equality for all, but the deputies have transformed it - thanks to its convenient interpretation - in the middle of becoming an untouchable caste, creating privileges over the victims of its offenses. Hate speech - disqualification, xenophobia, homophobia, calumnies, and insults - has found an echo in the Assembly, in which the most shameful examples of intolerance and radicalization are housed. Do you think it is possible to reconcile the destruction of an adversary's reputation with impunity for the purposes of a bill that seeks to eradicate political violence against women? Hate speech only generates more hatred. Is it what you are looking for? And in that abominable speech they are all involved, because in a place made to discuss ideas, silence grants the slanderer the reason LA PRENSA, Oct.21