Tagged with rape

Caribbean Leaders are No Angels, They are Politicians with Problems

Originally posted on Feminist Conversations on Caribbean Life:
Vile and Oblivious Politicians Support State Violence Against Children At least three recent stories in Caribbean media have highlighted the systemic rape of boys and girls in state care and the horror houses known as children’s homes.  Getting raped while literally under the care and protection of…

Taking Statutory Rape Seriously

Imagine the following rape statute: “If a person over the age of twenty-one years has sexual contact constituting oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a minor under the age or fourteen years, such person shall be guilty of a Class A felony and shall be imprisoned for life without the possibility of parole.” If the legislature…

UPDATE: “Is it still rape if you kill her first?” – Pub Quiz question from Radio bar, Glasgow.

Originally posted on What's left of the Left?:
In response to this http://whatsleftoftheleft.com/2013/07/30/is-it-still-rape-if-you-kill-her-first-pub-quiz-question-from-radio-bar-glasgow/ and the comments people have been leaving on the Radio-Nude bar Facebook page and Twitter, below is a statement from G1 group I have recently received and my response. Thank you everyone for your support on this. Dear Matthew,   In reference to…

Commentary on Petchary’s blog, December 2012

Originally posted on Petchary's Blog:
Who feels it, knows it. Although the Sixteen Days of Activism following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women officially ended yesterday (Human Rights Day), I had to write this postscript to Jamaica’s official recognition of that day – a carefully structured but ultimately dissatisfying exercise.…