Saturday 14 December, 2019

UNC Women's Arm: Shame on you, Camille!

The Women’s Arm of the United National Congress (UNC) has expressed its disappointment in Chairperson of the People’s National Movement (PNM) Women’s League Camille Robinson-Regis’ defence of the Prime Minister’s golf course comment.

Many groups have condemned Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s statement in Parliament last Thursday when he likened the upkeep of a golf course to the grooming of a woman.

The Prime Minister was defending a $3 million budgetary allocation for upgrades on the Chaguaramas Golf Course.

The UNC Women’s Arm noted that Robinson-Regis defended Rowley’s reference to women as pastures in an article in a daily newspaper on Saturday, stating that his remarks were not offensive or sexist in nature.  

“We would like to remind Mrs Robinson Regis that referring to women as "pastures" which requires grooming serves to demean and degrade women which should never be tolerated by any woman.

It is very unfortunate to see a woman defend a statement which seeks to lower the self-esteem of women and endanger the empowerment of women.”

The UNC Women's Arm said it continues to stand up for all the women of Trinidad and Tobago, and shall continue to fight for the rights of women and be the voice of those who feel downtrodden and powerless.

“We continue to empower and uplift women instilling in them the courage to hold their heads high and reach their highest potential.

To Mrs Robinson Regis Chairperson of PNM Women's League we say you have failed the women you seek to represent and by extension all the women of Trinidad and Tobago! Shame on you!”

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