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Watch your words, Dr Rattray!

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM


I have to say that while Garth Rattray's humour may have captured my attention in the first few paragraphs of his column 'Are women aiming too high?' (Gleaner, July 31, 2017), the smirk on my face was quickly removed by this statement: "If women make certain that fathers never abdicate their responsibilities to their children ... ." With the utmost respect, Dr Rattray, I assume a man with a high level of education ought to know better than to throw around such vicious statements.

I look forward to his next article that will outline the 'how' that women can avoid their male counterparts in not fulfilling their fatherly duties (hopefully with consideration of the inefficiencies of our justice system).

You see, Dr Rattray, the problem with our society today is the problem with his article: the author is very much knowledgeable of the limitations of our men, but he somehow is quoted as being sophisticated in projecting these limitations on to their female counterparts. Shame on you.

While we anticipate your 'expert' advice, please be more careful with your words and your thoughts.