UNC Women's Arm slams "disrespectful" PM

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:15

The Women's Arm of the United National Congress (UNC) is criticising Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for what it says is disrespect towards women.

The UNC Women's Arm is taking issue with a statement made by the prime minister on Thursday.

It issued the following statement today.

"The UNC National Women’s Arm continues to express it’s distaste towards the continued disrespectful and downright demeaning remarks towards women by the Prime Minister of this country. 

Following his improper description of the Opposition Leader Mrs Kamla Persad Bissessar as “Jammettry” he has now continued on to liken a woman’s person to that of “Pastures which need regular grooming” and similar to that of a “Golf course” the innuendos once more continues to degrade women and the sexist undertones are undeniable.

The Prime Minister, instead addressing the many issues facing the country, including the thousands of persons who have been protesting and demonstrating against the budget, saw it fit to use his time to make distasteful comments. 

Once more the UNC National Women’s Arm calls for an apology from the Prime Minister to all the women of Trinidad and Tobago , it will no longer be tolerated and it is very unacceptable to degrade women who are a significant section of our society. The women of today are strong and courageous and we will stand up against sexism and the apparent misogynistic tendencies of this present Prime Minister.

We continue to work towards the empowerment of women and continue to fight against atrocities meted out to them, to the Prime Minister of this country we are calling for an immediate and sincere apology! Respect our women!"