Op­po­si­tion leader blasts rape in­sen­si­tiv­ity

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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