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Ladies, have some self-respect

Published:Friday | June 1, 2012 | 12:00 AM


This is an open letter to the women of Jamaica.

As I travel across the country, I have been taking note of some recent dancehall session posters from Trelawny through to St James, and it is alarming that these sessions are held in the name of entertainment.

Alarming because of the phrases being used to promote these sessions such as "divas and pimps", "skin out", "dash out yuh hole", "girls gone wild", "wifey stand up, matey walk out".

Ladies, for a brief moment, I want you to reflect on the messages and action that these phrases are really promoting. The dictionary defines 'diva' as a great female opera singer, while a pimp is a man who lives off the earnings of a prostitute.

As a female, when you 'skin out', what do you use for covering after the act? Regarding "dash out yuh hole", the dictionary defines a hole as an empty space in a solid body, or an opening in and through something. Is that what most of you have become - an empty space that is filled by wining, bubbling and outgrinding each other?

Why have so many of our girls driven by wild, intensely eager excitement, gone missing?

How long you will continue to contribute to this way of life in the name of entertainment?


Montego Bay