We agree that she is truly brave to stand up and fight for her rights. We hope she is able to land a job soon. Karen, Editor
The Big Story on Suzette Jordan (‘I don’t want to be called a rape victim, September 26) was an inspiring read. By standing up to those who committed this heinous crime against her, Suzette proves that life is all about how we react to adversities.
But what’s shameful is society’s abdication of its responsibility towards her. By denying Suzette a job – companies are reluctant to employ her because she is so well known for being a crime victim and fear it might detract from her work – we the people have shown how we find it difficult to look beyond our own interests. I feel ashamed of this attitude.
Suzette Jordan’s fight for justice made an inspirational read. It is appalling that such crimes continue to take place and the culprits are not arrested and punished immediately. I hope Suzette gets justice soon and is able to move on with her life.
The Big Story on Suzette Jordan was an inspiring read. It is disheartening to note how much she faces on an every day basis, as if the said event wasn’t damaging enough.
It’s her indomitable spirit that inspires women everywhere, compelling us to take a more proactive stand.
Iloved Karen’s Ed’s letter this week (‘Scents of happiness’, September 26). I agree with Karen’s comment that fragrances have a magical power to take us back in time to moments that are seemingly forgotten. From moments of my childhood and adolescence to when I was in my twenties; happy moments spent with family and close friends – one whiff of a scent and all those beautiful memories flood back.
I still sometimes wear the perfume I used when I was a teenager, mainly because it takes me back to those wonder years and it feels as if nothing has changed!
Dubaibased Austrian Thomas Edelmann’s relentless effort to make UAE roads safe is highly commendable (‘Helping make UAE roads safer’, September 26).
Edelmann, the founder of roadsafetyuae.com, has taken on the mantle of educating people, especially young drivers, about the importance of adhering to traffic rules and the safety of others.
It’s alarming to see so many road accident casualties. Misjudging traffic situations, swerving lanes, jumping signals and speeding can cause fatal mishaps. It’s a huge task – I wish him every success.