“The idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.”
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Violence begest more Violence in Jamaican fight against crime
Police been killing people from I was child and the murder rate only escalates. It signals that we need a socialisation intervention for our children and a social reform campaign to influence and tweak the mindsets of our adults...until then we will only be killing alleged bad men and creating more in the process...crime is not a morality per se issue, it is an economical issue.In a country with so many churches, violence should not be so prevalent but who am I kidding, Muslim rebels are very violent and passionate about their religion that emphasises peace.
Since my cousin was killed, I stop every little boy and engage them in a conversation about what took place that morning. I point to the reasons why they cannot afford to align themselves with the wrong people, thereby devaluing their lives and putting themselves at jeopardy. Hyping about how you a bad man will get you a temporary respect out of fear from your community but it is a death sentence if it reaches the ears of the Police. Crime is not an attractive element. Violence should not be source for social importance and Validation.
We have a very prejudicial society because as long as you are poor and you come from certain place you a criminal and if you a defend your friends and your family then you must be in liege with the criminals.Only poor people are held accountable for their actions. A boy was mauled by a vehicle for a politician yesterday or so and the man reported his vehicle missing two hours after the accident. if you not from a certain cadre of society. YOur life no worth nothing, you thnink if gussy was some big politican or establish rich people son, him coulda dead so...some a unoo will say.."same way'''. but we know this law is only for the poor and not the rich...
Some people in our society are like spectators at a game. They stand on the sidelines and them see everything that is wrong with the players technique. Put them in the game and them cant do a thing. If some of these people who like to hurl mud at the Ghetto people would come live down here for a month, I doubt them could survive it.
Most so call intellectual people and rich people don't buss ghetto youths and that is a fact. If I could count on my hand how many people with money I know or people in positions who could offer a helping hand and most of them would rather steal my ideas than invest in my aspirations. If my daughter hungry, I cannot beg them cuz them don't have it, now if I was say a male and violently inclined what would that leave me to do...?