Friday 16 November, 2018

Peter Ram accepts Bunji’s #Defendthewomen challenge

Ram told Loop today that at all times men should defend females. He said, that there is no need for him to repeat as Bunji said it all.

However, he added, “It’s about time, and not just T and T, but all over.”

Bunji Garlin made the call on Monday via his Facebook page, captioning his video: 

This is the challenge. "Defend the women". We jumped into the ice bucket challenge and s**t. Let's really face a challenge now brothers. As men in society it is our duty to protect the women and this is what I have to say overall.

In the video, he criticised those who claimed to be men but abused women or hid behind social media to berate them.

It have big hard-back man going to work 9-5 and paying bills and the best thing they could find to do is to come home and hide behind an Instagram account, a Twitter account, a Facebook account, try to slander woman and all kind of thing and these people does get respect as though they is big upstanding male characters and role models. 

He added that every time another woman is harmed, it's one step closer to it hitting close to home. 

"Every time these kind of characters escape they come one step closer to your household, to your cousin, to your aunt, to your niece, to your mother. All the females in your family, they're coming one step closer. Let we not wait ‘til it hit home to react and it's too late. Let us defend the women and them now. Me eh have nuttin else to say. This is for the men in society, all the males who out there wasting time and you realize it's time to man up, jump in and man up then."

 

Today, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley is coming under fire from some citizens and groups after comments he made regarding domestic-related crimes last night.

Feminist advocacy group Womantra came to women's defense criticizing the PM’s statements as victim-blaming and said this mentality must stop.

"The day after Jamilia DeRevenaux's violent murder at Movie Towne that shocked the nation, our Prime Minister in his first 'national conversation' on crime, responded to questions on the state response to domestic violence by saying, ‘I'm not in your bedroom, I'm not in your choice of men’. […]

“We hope that you take responsibility for the damage you have caused to the integrity of your Office (where the Gender Unit resides) and offer the women of this country an apology for your terrible lack of judgement and faulty reasoning that is steeped in a culture of misogyny that blames women.

"We are watching closely and await your response."

 

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Photo: Peter Ram and Bunji Garlin (Source: Peter Ram's Twitter)