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Sep 16, 2015

United Women’s Group Demands Apology for Finnegan’s Tasteless Comments

Dolores Balderamos-Garcia

While Finnegan’s comments seemingly express disrespect towards women, Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, who has been on the receiving end of that vitriol in the past, maintains that he is not fit to remain in the House of Representatives.


Isani Cayetano

“Aren’t these remarks in some way misogynistic seeing as though it is the second such verbal…”


Dolores Balderamos-Garcia, United Women’s Group

“It is absolutely and completely clear, completely.  I mean I don’t have to expand on that, you know.  The misogyny is visceral, you can feel it.”


Audrey Matura-Shepherd

Isani Cayetano

“The last time around when you were attacked verbally by Minister Finnegan the United Women’s Group collectively called for his resignation.  Is there another call for some measure or action to be taken against him as a member of the house, seeing as though his comments and his behavior in the house are, at the very least, questionable?”


Dolores Balderamos-Garcia

“I feel that he and others are not fit to serve in the National Assembly Isani.  That’s how strongly I feel about it.  Whether we call for his resignation this time or not, I don’t think he is fit to be there and not just because it was against me at that time, because at that time the sexual innuendo was nasty but what chilled me and it still does to this day is that personal threat that he made against me and my husband.  That is what chilled me to this day and I think that he ought not to be there.”


The United Women’s Group is demanding an apology from Finnegan and calls on the Special Envoy for Women and Children, the National Women’s Commission, church leaders, as well as civil society organizations to put an end to blatant disrespect of women.

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1 Response for “United Women’s Group Demands Apology for Finnegan’s Tasteless Comments”

  1. El Chapo Guzman says:

    Will someone tell me what the Fin said to anger these women,

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