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Booty-shaking bikini washers depraved

Published:Monday | June 8, 2015 | 6:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Sometimes, I wonder if it makes any sense to call our people to a higher standard of conduct in every sphere of national life. On Friday, while driving home about 4:30 p.m., I encountered one of the most disgraceful spectacles ever in the Hagley Park Road-Omara Road vicinity.

Upon turning a corner, I was greeted by a rotund woman shaking her posterior in the middle of the road, in peak-hour traffic, and several of her cohorts on the sidelines were doing the same thing, while a few of them held up placards promoting a bikini car wash. Why do our women continue to behave in such a depraved manner and allow themselves to be exploited by men?

The women's movement of the 1970s sought to empower and uplift women, but in 2015, it is apparent that there is still a lot of work to be done. Apart from being vulgar and scandalous, this was also reckless behaviour, as many persons could have been injured or even killed in this scenario.

This incident made me angry and sad all at once. I hope and pray that all well-thinking Jamaicans will make the effort to help steer this beautiful country back to some semblance of order and decency. We can't allow ourselves to slip into absolute decadence and immorality.

KAREN HENRY

Portmore, St Catherine