Why WomenSpeak Matters
The WomenSpeak Project’s Mission is to provide a forum for women to tell their stories of discrimination and the ways it has affected them. Despite the many advances made by women, discrimination still exists, often in ways we don’t fully realise becasue we have to come to accept these things as ‘normal’ or ‘just the way things are’. By sharing their...
sexual harassment has often been casually dismissed as “man and woman thing” and...– http://www.newsday.co.tt/commentary/0,111330.html
Pregnancy and motherhood should not constitute a source of discrimination in...– http://www.newsday.co.tt/politics/0,130009.html
Not My Imagination.
I was inappropriately touched by a farm worker when I was six. (It was my family’s farm.) I only vaguely remember the incident (including the memory of an awful burning sensation between my legs) but I am in no doubt as to whether or not it happened - it happened. Years later, I vocalized this to a male relative. The response? ‘You sure you eh imagine that?’ When I visit the...
I was walking down the road in Roseau, Dominica … me and some girlfriends. We were chatting and laughing, the way teenage girls do. A vagrant came up to me and touched my breast … just like that. I couldn’t react, I just froze. That breast felt dirty for days after. Myrrh
Beer on my head
I was a student at UWI. One night a drunk man at the bar on campus came up to me a started trying to talk to me. When he realised I was ignoring him, he began to curse at me and then emptied his beer over my head. I felt humilated and helpless. How are young women expected to react to such advances?