For centuries in almost all cultures around the world, women had no real choice about when, where and with whom they would have sex.
The medical establishment tells us that nearly 50% of women have Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD).
On January 5, I wrote a column, entitled ‘My Crusade’ detailing the lack of protection and even maltreatment of women in Guyana by law enforcement officers.
No matter if I’ve only been gone from Guyana for a couple weeks, whenever I return and start to go about my business, it is always such a culture shock to see the way men treat women on the streets and about town.
There was an unplanned theme in the words of the women who spoke at the One Billion Rising – Guyana event this past Thursday.
I have already given my own reasons as to why I am rising at the One Billion Rising – Guyana event next Thursday, February 14 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at the Promenade Gardens.
On February 14, one billion women – and those who love them – in 190 countries will rise up in solidarity to demand an end to violence against women.
The other day I was waiting in a room and a lady looked at me and sneeringly told me about something a person of Asian descent had once done that was improper.
After watching weeks of dialogue in the letter pages about rape, some Sisters (including myself) weighed in on the topic this week to add more female voices to the matter at hand.
How on earth does a man slash his wife’s throat, stab her multiple times and still walk the streets afterward?.
Just 238 words. That was how many words were dedicated to violence against women in Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee’s 6,048-word statement about the new Public Safety and Security Strategy that he proudly released to the media.
‘Her revolutionary spirit and patriotic heart is refreshing in a country where so many have just given up because the deep-seated problems of corruption and poverty are so overwhelming.
Interestingly, Mary, the mother of baby Jesus, appears to be the only woman present during the birth of her first baby.
What happens when – after being hit, punched, kicked, slapped or even raped – a victim of domestic violence decides to defend her life?
So, you’ve been out clubbing to let off some steam from a hard week at school or work.
Alanis Morissette once said, “What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.” In this brief sentence, Alanis openly challenged the societal notion that all women must be pretty.
The silence is truly deafening. Nary a peep about the beastly assault of a young woman that was so brutal, it forced her to abort her unborn child (the assault should be public record as it was reported to the police and the medical procedure was verified by the young woman).
Have you heard the rumours? The talk on the street is that snap elections may happen early next year.
I feel as if I can finally take a deep breath as the War on Women suffered major setbacks this week when voters in the US clearly rejected the strong anti-women undercurrent seen in this election.
Creating a birth control plan is one of the most important decisions in a woman’s life if she is determined to be the one who chooses when she will have a child.
I was more than a little taken aback at the negative response to my last column, which condemned the government’s involvement in bringing Chris Brown – a convicted woman beater – to perform in Guyana.
There are two sides of Chris Brown. One side is a violent man who can use his own two hands to mercilessly brutalise a woman he supposedly loves.
What parent has not on occasion raised their voice to their child in an attempt to get a point across?
If I had a wish for Domestic Violence Month, it would be that every female victim of this beastly crime would garner enough courage and foresight to testify against her offender.
There are reports of groups of women in Northern India that visit abusive husbands and beat them up with bamboo sticks unless they stop abusing their wives.