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"Moral" Police, Allyuh Eh Have Nothing To Do?

Trinidad and Tobago's Latoya Woods
Trinidad and Tobago's Latoya Woods poses topless for an official
photo shoot for the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas

By Corey Gilkes
August 15, 2010

Ok, so I see now it have bacchanal brewing over the Miss TnT/Universe delegate and some picture she take in which she topless. And some people all up in arms over it.

I just HAD to jump in this one. THIS is an issue??! In 2010 this is an issue? Boy it really have some people who eh have not one ass to do and real time to do it. And furthermore, when will allyuh Trinidadians FINALLY stop, yes, STOP, using Euro-American ideas of morality as some sort of gauge for what is considered modest and what is considered obscene? Dem is de lahs seta people anybody should be following. They and their puritanical, Dutch Protestant cultural worldview have taken the sexually schizophrenic, misogynist attitudes of "old" Europe, carried it to even more ridiculous levels and den tun round and impose it everywhere dey set foot or a satellite dish. Big comesse over Janet Jackson breast to the point whe yuh was hearing talk about penalising TV station; people in the same Europe still laughing at them over the Lewinsky/Clinton ting, and allyuh still taking chain-up from THESE people?

Then again, if these days I only hearing radio announcers talking about we "summer" holidays and in the next couple months some people go want to be celebrating Halloween, I suppose yuh cyar really expect otherwise.

But is how de govament reach in dis dotishness? I hear big release come dong from the O(ri)ffice of the Prime Minister's that they go be "monitoring" the situation. What situation? She get take hostage or wha?, de country get overthrow? Situation?! What shit is dis? This government starting to prove mih right when I say that in some respects them eh no different ideologically from the PNM. It have people house doing backstroke in flood waters, we get stick with a seta wasteful, masturbatory mega-projects Manning, Rowley and they band of Merrie (yes) men leff back for we to sort out, violent crime, ailing healthcare and that is what they monitoring?

If dis government want somting to monitor, why dey eh monitor dem bag of illiterates aka senior officers in the Coast Guard, Army and Police who know everything doh mind dey eh have no operational experience in the crime-fighting aspects they in charge of. Who eh incompetent, indifferent, who eh indifferent corrupt or just plain unresponsible (thanks again, Lloyd Best) and stifling excellent practical initiatives conceptualised by junior people who actually doing de wuk and know what to do. Let the government monitor them rich elites who only putting up a seta massive structures all over de place with no or minimal Town and Country Planning approval. Let them monitor if is true some of them old asbestos pipes WASA still just cutting and joining instead of replacing. Let them monitor the erosion of the coastline and how that is being accelerated by industrial activities, allyuh monitor dat; not some oman who obviously very comfortable with she own body. We eh even certain she nipples was showing – and if they were, so what? My beloved brother (cause he was a black man) St Augustine, you and yuh Greek mentors really did a great job fucking up people head about nakedness, eroticism and sensuality.

So many hundreds of years come and gone, all kinda innovation come on de scene, all kinda information it ha dey dat yuh could just access jes so and get knowledge. You mean to tell mih it STILL have people walking around with de mindset that a more openly sensual, erotic, sexual society is a society that mashin up? People done trace this bullshit thinking back thru dem Greeks to them early warrior tribes who did have to curb sex otherwise a nex tribe woulda kill dem in dey sleep. Plus dem man did have dey little insecurities so dey jes tun it round and throw it back on dem oman and dem. Dais all. But to know that people go hav to read and we know dat eh something Trinis does do unless it hav the words "Holy Bible" in front.

I mean, look eh, me eh really care much for dem beauty pageant ting eh. Ah mean I like to watch mih woman and dem like any other but I find dem pagant ting just catering to certain specific standards of beauty, so I not really into dat. Who like them ting go right ahead. But as women become more comfortable about their bodies, their sexuality and as old myths and mores are increasingly being re-examined, challenged and in some cases flung out, we need to understand that in the grand scheme of things it have real serious issues we need to confront and some bareback oman in a photo eh dat.

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