Sunday, September 25, 2011


When will it end?

I had no words when on Sept 13th George Franklyn gunned down two women one of whom was his wife and left two young men also nursing injuries. At least nothing that didn't sound trite or contrived. So I sat quietly and listened to the voices around me relay a tale of horror. An all too familiar tale where the players differ but the script remains unchanged. Women are increasingly under attack with no let up in sight.

I made several attempts to write on the events but once more words failed me.So instead I shed tears for the victims and all the nameless,faceless women for whom violence is a part of their lives. This morning I woke to the news that 83 yr old Marion John was raped and killed. Something has to be seriously wrong with our society when old women are targeted for violence. If we agree that rape is more about dominance than sex then how do I wrap mind around the rape of an old woman? What kind of man seeks to exert dominance over a woman whose advanced age has already made her helpless? Is it even necessary to violate her to prove some point?

I don't have the answers so I am wondering how could women protect themselves. My friend Debra Providence put it nicely when she said " it's open season on women it seems and sometimes the coppers are just too far away to hear you scream". I would go a little further and add those close to us often do not hear our cries silent or otherwise either. So where does that leave us? My friends have offered up ideas ranging from self defense classes to acquiring weapons. Yet while this is real talk we know that the underlying issues driving this violence remain unaddressed. And so the killings and maimings continue. I am officially scared.

It does seem like it is a free-for-all violence rampage against women.

But think of this, this form of violence does not cry out for us to be fearful - it calls for us as a society to be angry, incensed at the thought that anyone would consider violating our persons or properties.

All persons, especially women need to think of this...will you cower and scream if faced with the an assailant or will you launch out with all the ovarian fortitude you have and fight the bastards back.
Hey Girl

By scared I mean on a personal level as I live alone. Just last night I jumped out my sleep cos somehow I heard a door open. Breaking and entering always messes with my head but point well taken re being incensed
“Well, obviously, we have a rapist in Lincoln Park[VINCYLAND]. He’s climbing in your windows, he’s snatching your people up, trying to rape them, so you need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, because they’re raping everybody out here.”

When will it end? Mm let me see:

1.Our Prime Minister condones violence even to the point of murder Ala Sabato

2.Our Police Commissioner condones violence even to the point of reinstating convicted criminal police officers.

3.Our church leaders condone violence as they are too busy eating from the trough of Massa Ralph to give a damn.

4.We as a people having seen the lack of spiritual and moral fortitude of the ULP Government and the perilous path it was taking the country down; choose to put this "wutless" government back into power.

All this leads me to one conclusion...WE LIKE IT SO.
Real sorry to hear of all the killings in Vincyland.
All this negative coverage will surely make folks like me and tourists ponder about our personal safety in St Vincent, as in other countries around the world.
I don't have all the answers but there surely must be a deterrent in place to discourage these female killings.
POLLUTING another BLOG with his ANTI Dr. Gonsalves and ULP rant is typical of Saadiss.
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