Caribbean Feminists Exist & Some of Them Do Not Yet Know That They Are Feminists

” sons grow to believe that any unattended women in their paths are available to them, and at the least should be receptive to their advances.”
I recently had the misfortune to meet one of the most entitled men I have ever come across, who could not understand that I did not want to have sex with him, no matter how much he tried to talk me into it. To the point where I had to block him from coming into my home. And in observing his conversation, you could see that he personified the quote above.

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Caribbean Feminists Exist & Some of Them Do Not Yet Know That They Are Feminists

When ah leggo mih cock yuh betta tie up yuh hen

Caribbean women located at home and those abroad in the Diaspora have heard and readily understand the implications behind such warnings issued by generations of Caribbean parents to their daughters. Within this warning there is the familiarity of male privilege and a culture steeped in patriarchy, and thus dismisses the actions and behavior of men, as something that is innate and expected, while placing the burden of social order and the fault of rape and sexual harassment and molestation on women. See, it is the hen (women) who must be responsible for how they may dress, dance, speak, and walk, because they may temp and arouse the Cocks (men), and will have to rightfully deal with the consequences of…

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