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Rihanna resurfaces in Mexico & Barbados newspaper runs editorial expressing “outrage” at Chris Brown

In Bahamas, Barbados, Caribbean American interest, Caribbean interest, Caribbean news, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Politics, Relationships, Trinidad on February 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm

The People Empowerment Party has emerged from its cubbyhole with an editorial on the Rihanna/Chris Brown fiasco. 

…We believe we need to publicly express the deep, collective sense of outrage that we feel about the terrible injustice that was inflicted on her. When we see Rihanna, we see our own daughters, sisters, nieces, girlfriends, cousins and grand-daughters, and we are profoundly angry that one of our womenfolk should be treated in such a disrespectful and brutish manner. Rihanna’s hurt is therefore our hurt as well, and we must do something about it.

…In our own nation of Barbados, male violence against women is so traditional and so widespread that it has come to be regarded as simply part and parcel of the fabric of day-to-day life. The sad reality is that Barbadian women are raped in their own homes by male family members and friends; females are raped on dates; and the spouse who does not prepare the meal on time or who is suspected of having another man, is far too often subjected to the wrath and blows of the physically stronger male.

The editorial from PEP closes with this: 

The PEP is now therefore publicly urging such organisations as the National Organisation of Women, Bureau of Gender Affairs, Young Women’s Christian Association, Barbados Christian Council, Barbados Bar Association, the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Barbados Association of Office Professionals and the Barbados Association of Retired Persons, to come together in a mighty alliance and to launch a major multifacted, national programme aimed at tackling all aspects of the syndrome of violence against women. The PEP would be delighted to join or to collaborate with such an initiative.

I’m underwhelmed and on the brink of stoicism over the whole ordeal. It’s like I’m totally opposed to domestic violence but this incident is suffering from pontification overload. Everybody has something to say and no one except for Rihanna and Chris knows what fully transpired. 

Then there’s the whole Caribbean massive, let’s band arms and support Rihanna song-and-dance. Meanwhile West Indian countries like Barbados doesn’t hold itself accountable for the pervasive sexual innuendos in music that degrades women.

Among those not minding their own are former drug dealer Jay-Z, the Senegalese pedophile Akon who had dry sex with a 15-year-old at a concert, and Donald Trump who dropped Ivana for a younger woman. *See comment below*

“From what I understand about abusers, they never change. Now, that’s a pretty sad comment, but they never change. I would tell her [Rihanna] to get the hell out of there.”

Platitudes. Platitudes. Platitudes galore! Sounds similar to what’s said about womanizers, Trumpster. Please, STFU. 

And the tabloids are gobbling it all up. 

I’m getting a bite to eat. Jerked chicken sounds good right about now. – MJ

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