Where are our male role models? Are they nonexistent or on the verge of extinction? Are they sitting in the prisons? Not only the prisons like Camp Street, Mazaruni or Lusignan, but imprisoned in their minds, like those who seem devoid of wisdom or the strength to walk side by side with women or to inspire children.

Are our male role models sitting in buildings garbed in suits and ties? Or toiling in the fields soiling their attire until the sun sets? Or does the sun glisten on their heads as they make bargains, while the women and men they love rob their children of sustenance?

Do the role models stand in the churches, temples and mosques, devout it may appear, but devoid of compassion and mercy? Do they hear the cries of others and do they ignore their own need to cry?….

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