Thought provoking!

for de record

Since I am penning my 50th blog post I was compelled to write a blog in the interest of women in my country though many of the issues I touch on are applicable to women everywhere. I now address my sisters no matter where you are, but especially the women I live among.

At this time in the history of our country, we are all looking forward to a new Guyana. We are hopeful for a new political culture and political system that must evolve into a cooperative, integrated one. We hear, discuss (if at all) and read about the each of the parties’ vision for the country including economic and social development. But what about women’s development, what about their vision for us?

The 2012 budget debates offer a unique opportunity to scrutinize their respective agendas and disappointingly, we have hardly featured. What is interesting is that the parliament of…

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  1. She lost me when she said “What I have found troubling is that the state and by extension our leaders, appears to be a sponsor of this terrorism.” Nothing offered in terms of evidence. Authorities can be accused of failing to act adequately. Sponsorship of terrorism is a totally different matter. Fancy rhetoric but muddled thinking.
    Good idea to let the parties make a stand on the wide variety of issues she calls for.

  2. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians). (Wiki)

    Let’s not be coy. For her to talk in terms of state terrorism is a gross exaggeration to the point of being ridiculous. You have set high standards for critical thinking. Don’t feel obliged to agree with every feminist on every detail.

    1. “Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion.” Exactly. I never feel obligated to agree with anyone regardless of similarities/affiliations and so on.

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