(A Guest Column by Sherlina Nageer* to mark the Latin American and Caribbean Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion) Women have always been having abortions.
Most days it seems that no matter what a woman does, she just does not measure up to what society demands of her.
Recently there was a discussion on Facebook about the Stabroek News columnists and their relevance to those who read the newspaper.
I wish the leaders of the nation would spend as much time talking about and fighting over women as they have spent on the Amaila Falls project.
An interesting question has been floating around this past week that I would like to help answer.
I have seen it too many times for my taste. It saddens me to the core to think that a woman–a mother–could use her own child as an instrument to harm the child’s father.
I have been struggling with a personal issue for a while now. This issue went deep into my soul and kept me awake far too many nights.
A Sister sent an email to me and other Sisters this week with a link to an article that was printed in the August 5th Kaieteur News, titled, “Following spate of domestic violence… Don’t leave our men out of the counseling set-up.” While this Sister completely agreed with the notion in the article of involving the men in the process of eliminating domestic violence, she was outraged at what a “community leader” had to say about the role women play in being beaten and murdered.
The images that some young women use for their social media profiles are very disturbing and one day when they are older, they will regret putting those pictures in the public domain for the world see.
‘That is exactly how many Guyanese feel when going through the T&T airport—sub-human, degraded and embarrassed.
I was heartsick for days after hearing the verdict from Florida in the George Zimmerman case.
I know a man who once drove a good, smart and perfectly sane woman to the brink of insanity.
The story of a South Sophia woman who is a victim of domestic violence hit me hard this week when it was apparent that she and her children had no place to go after the father of her child brutally beat her.
If you could plan a strategy for protecting the women of a country, what would it look like?
Whew! What a week this has been. First we find out Simona Broomes, President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO), finally gets the recognition that she and her group deserve from the US Secretary of State for being heroes in demonstrating the courage and willingness to save women from being trafficked in Guyana.
In recent years there have been numerous reports about the difference between female leadership and the traditional male leadership to which the human race has been subjected for centuries.
Okay ladies, let’s talk about how to make sure you do not overstep your feminine boundaries too far in this age of female empowerment.
Issues of gender equality come in so many forms: professional, relational, spiritual, intellectual – and yes, even sexual.
There is an ongoing national conversation on the topic of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) issues.
In today’s world, being a mother can be a real task. Of course there are all the typical motherly duties like bathing, feeding, nurturing and loving.
It starts with something simple: He thinks her jeans are too tight even though the jeans fit perfectly fine.
When someone tells you how much they care about you, it is always wise to take stock of their actions to decide if those actions actually correspond with the honey-dripping words coming from their mouths.
Do you think you are entitled to women and their time? Are you shocked if a woman wants you to leave her alone?
I was watching CNN’s Headline News one day a couple weeks ago when they aired a report that claimed that a lot of women are afraid of ending up alone.
In a 1998 Gallup survey, 51% of American women between the ages of 50 and 65 who had reached menopause said they were happiest and most fulfilled at this stage of their lives, as compared to when they were in their 20s (10%), 30s (17%) or 40s (16%).