A turbulent women’s month in Belize – Lisa Shoman speaks
Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017. 12:02 p.m. CST.
By Lisa M. Shoman:I’m an early riser. I love mornings and the promise of a brand new day. I especially love the cool damp before the rising sun. I’m normally a sunny person when I awake.
Not this morning. This morning I’m up and I’m mad. I’m angry about the murder of Keonia Ara. I’m angry about the 13 year old girl who is being faced with an older male cyber bully. I’m angry about the way our force ripe babies are stalked by sexual predators.
I’m angry about the young woman in San Pedro who died alone and unassisted at the airstrip in San Pedro after being released by the Polyclinic.
I’m angry about the prevalent misogynistic and ignorant attitude of pages like STOP BAV and Belizean Cheaters and their many, many fans.
I’m angry about the spate of murders of women and the rise in violence against women and girls.
Mostly, I’m angry about my inability to do anything about any of it other than vocal advocacy for legal reform, education and culture change. So this morning I’m cursing the dark, even though I KNOW I must find a way to light at least one (1) candle instead.
Happy ******g Women’s Month, Belize
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