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Interrogating the Sex of God April 09, 2014
Continuing from my last long ramble, I want to offer my opinions on the issue of using sex-specific terms in Western religious tradition – in other words, the "sex" of "god." To the deeply pious – and perhaps even the moderately pious – that kinda talk is flat out preposterous, nothing short of sacrilegious and a mockery of religious beliefs. I agree, it is.....actually no, I don't agree, it's not. Full Article

Worship and Women, Wha's De Scene? January 06, 2014
I wouldn't mind doing about two or three articles expressing my opinions on the topic. Not sure why, I suppose fools really do rush in where....... Anyhow, it partly stems from the IGDS conference last week plus something I saw in a post two mornings ago, particularly two words: "fornication" and "adultery." I don't know why the person's use of the two words struck me given that they are still commonly used... Full Article

Remember Madiba...All of Him December 15, 2013
Today we bid final farewell to Madiba Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, a man whose whole life has been one of sacrifice. So much has been said, so much has written about this moral, political and physical giant of a man who struggled to bring about a society that is equal to all walks of life. His is a life that should serve as a model to those of us who wish to make similar differences in our own spaces. Full Article

My View on the BBC's Discussion on Motherhood and Equality
October 30, 2013
On Friday there was an interesting and important discussion on the BBC as part of its week-long commemoration of 100 women. The discussion explored the question "Is motherhood and impediment to equality"? Well with a title like that it was clear from what cultural context someone was thinking, but more on that in a lil bit. Full Article

CONTROL YUH PROPERTY(?!) June 19, 2012
On Monday a boy who hadn't even begun to live yet had his life taken away in a fight reportedly over a girl in the same school. Over the last couple days I listened to several talk shows and was almost lulled to sleep by the usual hand-wringing and cries of "oh how could this have happened," "lord, wha dis place coming to" yap, yap, yap and all manner of nonsense. Full Article

Religion and the National Gender Policy - Keep the Myths Out
May 30, 2012
Anyone needing confirmation that our organised religious bodies are by and large irrelevant and stultifying entities should look no further than their views concerning the National Gender Policy (NGP) here in Trinidad along with the LGBTQ and abortion issues. Full Article

The "Pontificat": Akilah Holder's 'Carnival' Article March 04, 2012
I had planned to make my first contribution for 2013 to be on the series of important film documentaries on Trinidad Carnival put on by the TT Film Festival, not least of which were the two on Minshall and the presentation given by Ray Funk. Some were poorly attended but they were all priceless in the way each of them opened a little more of that portal on ourselves more of us need to see. Full Article

So, What's Africa to YOU? September 03, 2012
In the days just before and after Emancipation Day I paid close attention to many of the comments and discussions on certain radio talk shows and in the newspapers and frankly I don't know which side worries me more: those who oppose Emancipation Day or those who support it. Is kinda like de time when people responded to the charge by evangelist Benny Hinn that he saw plenty voodoo in Trinidad. Full Article

My Two Cents on 'fire in Babylon': And a Slightly Different Take on 'Calypso Cricket' October 01, 2011
On Wednesday I went to MovieTowne in Port of Spain for the first time ever (no, seriously). Now before the last seven friends I have left in this world get vex with me, rest assured I haven't had a change of heart and decided to be like everyone else. It was only because that was where the documentary "Fire in Babylon" was being shown and allyuh know how strongly I feel about cricket and social consciousness. Full Article

Remembering September 11...Somewhat Differently
September 11, 2011
As you know today is 10 years since a horrific tragedy occurred in New York City, one in which thousands of lives were snuffed out and led to many more tragedies and atrocities. As is the custom today we will see the emotional services as those who lost their lives in that event are remembered and rightly so. Full Article




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