Ms. Trujillo reports it as it should be – a human tragedy.
Sex as a construct in the Caribbean accepts that violence or male domination is a norm. That it is normal for a man to “strong it” or “tek it” – and for a woman to “give it”.
One of our own successful female artists sings “beat me like a bully” and the type of corporal punishment she references is sexual. Normal. Sexy. Desirable.
Our sexual mythology leads our boys to believe that real men must wrest sex from “females” to be a man. And it teaches our girls that this is normal – sexy and desirable, even.
What we lose in the result, is the joy of sex, the sheer human interaction which is deep and meaningful. What we gain is a culture of violence and wanton disregard for the dignity and humanity of another.
When we lose individually- we all lose and no amount of law-making, marching, vigils with or without candles or social media handwringing will cure that.
The views expressed in this article are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Breaking Belize News.
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