Opposition leader blasts rape insensitivity
he leader of the opposition, Doctor Gale Rigobert, has said that she is disturbed by the insensitivity of some people with regard to the spate of rapes that has been taking place in Saint Lucia.
“The insensitivity being spewed is very disturbing and I would like to think for some of these people, the hacks, they will wake up,” Rigobert said.
She made reference to the “obvious politicization” of the issue and the temptation to blame the victim.
“I have made it clear that women who are Labour Party supporters get raped, women who are supporters of the United Workers Party get raped, as do women with no political affiliation, “the Micoud North MP declared.
Rigobert asserted that rape knows no colour, creed, race, size or age. She said it was an act of violence against women. The opposition leader said it was for that reason that she has called on women and men from across the political divide to stand up and voice their disgust and anguish over rape.