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

Friday - - Letters - NI­HARIKA K, VIA EMAIL VEENA VI­JAYAKU­MAR, STU­DENT JEMIMAH BEN, VIA FACE­BOOK AMNA RE­HAN, DUBAI JAYASHREE KULKA­RNI, ABU DHABI

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.

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