April232014

Take Back the Tech, Don’t Take it Away

Take Back the Tech, Don’t Take it Away

Here’s a video clip in which a Trini mom explains that after observing changes in her nine year-old son’s behaviour she became worried that something was wrong.  On attending a PTA meeting she heard teacher express concern about boys performing oral sex on each other at school.  She then states (quite matter-of-factly, in my opinion) that only after she beat her son, to get him to talk, she…

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April212014

Performing Good-West-Indian-Discipline Online

Today I posted this video of a Caribbean mom beating her 12-year-old daughter with a belt for talking to and sending photos of herself to a man online.  In the comments which followed on the CODE RED facebook page two persons wrote that they were unable to watch the video as they felt sick to their stomachs.

I was taken aback by their comments. Or rather, I felt their comments were dishonest. 

I…

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6AM

Who’s next?

Who’s next?

Guest post by Colin Robinson

Who’s Next? is a free noon event on Thursday at NGC Bocas Lit Fest at the Old Fire Station in Port-of- Spain. Seven intriguing new voices offer a tease of T&T’s writing future. The literary festival is overflowing with treats. I’d promised to unwrap more today, but life has overtaken literature. There’ve been resignations, and calls for resignations: independent…

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April182014
No Laughing Matter: Stories of rape and sexual assault in Caribbean media this week

Laughing at boys who are raped The Jamaica Observer treated readers recently to the most crass and reprehensible of cartoons which pokes fun at the rape of boys in institutionalized care.

No Laughing Matter: Stories of rape and sexual assault in Caribbean media this week

Laughing at boys who are raped The Jamaica Observer treated readers recently to the most crass and reprehensible of cartoons which pokes fun at the rape of boys in institutionalized care.

March312014
March302014
2PM

Top 10 sexist and heterosexist moments in Caribbean Politics

Contribute to the final list of top 10 sexist & heterosexist moments in Caribbean politics by leaving your suggestions in the comments below.  

March242014
“Already for the first two weeks of 2014, Carlissa Matthews, Marcia Adams, Judith Singh and Raveena Cozier lost their lives at the hands of their partners or ex-partners in Guyana (where 23 women were killed in 2013). Already for the first two weeks in Trinidad & Tobago, Dian Paladee and Amanda Persad were murdered by partners who then committed suicide. In Barbados Cheryl Bourne-Reifer was murdered in February, and just a few weeks ago the battered body 23 year old Guyanese Onicka Gulliver, who had been reported missing, was found. This week’s column, which comes to us from Barbados, expresses the outrage that so many of us feel, that we should all feel, at the inadequate, dismissive and misogynistic responses to the ongoing violence that is claiming the lives of too many women across the Caribbean. What is especially outrageous, and a tragic but sure sign of just what we are up against, is that some of these responses come from those who have been appointed – or have appointed themselves – to organizations and even state institutions that claim to be on the same side as those who are speaking out against the epidemic of domestic violence across the Caribbean.” http://www.stabroeknews.com/2014/features/in-the-diaspora/03/24/will-take-sitting/
March222014
February192014
CODE RED Women’s Circles: More photos & details on Caribbean young feminist activism here.
Our redforgender ID will take you to us on twitter, tumblr, facebook and wordpress.

CODE RED Women’s Circles: More photos & details on Caribbean young feminist activism here.

Our redforgender ID will take you to us on twitter, tumblr, facebook and wordpress.

February152014
8AM

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorised

There will be no pictures of you and smiling African children
In the village where you did a semester abroad
As a global citizen.
No cutting-edge electronic journals will be created
To recycle the same ethno-centric ideas
The revolution will not be PDFed.

The…

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February12014
5AM

love note to the Caribbean

Guest post by Sherlina Nageer aka Lina Free

“When are you coming?” my family asks. “When are you coming?” my old friends ask. “Just now. Soon, soon! I’ll let you know.” I reply. I have yet to buy my ticket. I know that I’m a mere ghost to my nephews and…

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