not promoting in anyways the killing of women but if some of wunna hot pussy whores keep wunna foot shut might b living now
A former schoolmate of mine has posted his wisdom on how women in Barbados can avoid being murdered by former or current intimate partners.
Another woman has been killed. A 22 year-old who loved her family, her two year-old daughter, whose baby sister just became a mom. A mothering worker like so many other Caribbean women who supported her family while furthering her education. And who loved make-up. A complex woman like all women. A woman with a right to be. A right to a good life. Her name is Krystal. A name chosen with much love and care.
We continue to fail women. We continue to offer excuses and justifications for their murders.
She had a new man.
She mussee tek de man money.
Yuh want soldier man money? Tek soldier man blows!
She did horning he.
Women does provoke men.
Now the police are reporting that the majority of perpetrators of domestic violence in Barbados are non-nationals. Xenophobia masking misogyny.
The violence won’t end till the hatred of women ends. The violence won’t end till we stop blaming schoolgirls for men’s decisions to rape them. The violence won’t end till we end it. We all have to look deep inside ourselves and unlearn those lessons about the relative value of women and men, about what it means to be a man or woman, about love and what it looks like, about what kind of fate is waiting for us “hot pussy whores”, about whose lives are dispensable.
Let us remember the women murdered in Barbados this year in acts of gruesome, public violence. Let us honour their lives by choosing to do the daily work to unlearn harmful gender ideologies. Wherever we are, whoever we are we can choose to work toward transforming our societies. We can start by speaking up when the men and women in our lives seek to rationalise violence against women. We can tell them violence is never justified. We owe at least this much to the women who should still be with us, to their families, to their children, to ourselves.
Kimberley Hinds, 24
Brenda Belle, 64
Denise Clarke, 41
Caroline Forde 49
Krystal Lovell, 22