The UNC National Women’s Arm notes with disappointment the response of PNM Vice Chairperson and PNM Women’s League Chairperson Mrs Camille Robinson Regis in an article in today’s Newsday regarding the Prime Minister’s reference to women “A golf course is like a woman, you have to groom her every day otherwise it turns into a pasture” in the Lower House on Thursday while speaking on the Budget 2018.
Chairperson Robinson Regis defended his remarks as being not offensive and not 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 National Women’s Arm continues to stand up for all the women of Trinidad and Tobago, we shall continue to fight for the rights of women and be the voice of those who feel downtrodden and powerless in times such as this. 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!!
Marisa Vidya Ramlogan
Public Relations Officer
UNC National Women’s Arm