Are Ja­maican women, girls re­ally at risk?

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDITOR, Sir: I MAKE ref­er­ence to an ar­ti­cle pub­lished in The Gleaner on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 13, 2016, by Jae­vion Nel­son, ti­tled ‘Our women and girls re­main vul­ner­a­ble – #PlanForHer’.

It seems as if your body is in the 21st cen­tury and your mind is com­fort­ably at rest in the cen­turies of the Ro­man Em­pire, when women’s role was to pre­pare boys to be­come healthy sol­diers. Where are you Mr Nel­son? In Ja­maica or in Nige­ria?

Pa­tri­archy and in­jus­tices to women and girls in Ja­maica? When I look around me, I am con­sis­tently see­ing where the king­doms of men and boys have fallen flat. The women in Ja­maica are ed­u­ca­tors, judges,

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