Crisis Centre speaks out on rape

Crisis Centre speaks out on rape

Crisis Centre Counselor, Faith St Catherine, has said that one of the problems in the society is that there are “unhealthy” sexual practices and values.

St Catherine was speaking against the backdrop of several recent incidents of rape.

The Crisis Centre official asserted that the increasing number of rapes is an indication that there are a lot of young men who are troubled.

According to her, people who commit rape have an unrealistic view of life and do not have normal relationships.

Noting that the Crisis Centre works not only with victims but with perpetrators as well, St Catherine appealed to families with troubled youth to seek help and hide the problem or pretend that it does not exist.

She also appealed for more support services for troubled families while lamenting that there is a lack of proper role models.

She said:

“One of my concerns as a Counselor is what happens to children who have no proper role models; children whose father is incarcerated, what happens to them?”

St Catherine asserted that the values that are being imposed on children need to be examined as well as attitudes towards women and children.

“We tend to make men and boys feel that being sexually active and exploiting women is powerful and manly, but we need to get rid of that attitude,” she declared.

She explained that rape is about power, control and anger and not about sex for the most part.

St Catherine observed that the Crisis Centre will not be able to solve all problems.

But she felt that with a collaborative effort, a better perspective and guidance can be given in terms of directing people who need help.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    February 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm Reply

    Dear My People,
    I have the answer to this crime wave and I wish to state it is going to be a very expensive program. If there is anyone that have a problem with it then please do not blame the Police and Government.

    1) All Police Officers on vacation must be recall ASAP.
    2) All Special Constables must work 10 hours a day.
    3) The immediate rental of about 40 to 60 cars from rental companies on Island for extra transportation.
    4) Deploy Officer on all Main roads, that is to say from Gros Islet to Castries, From Cul De Sac to VFort, from Cul De Sac to Soufriere, from VFort to Soufriere. All the back roads must be covered also, From Babonneau to Gros Islet, From Babonneau thru Ti Rocher to Bexon.
    5) All the hot spots in Castries must be man 24 hours a day with patrol cars and officer on foot.
    6) Anyone caught committing the smallest of crime must be book.

    1. Anonymous
      February 21, 2016 at 1:47 am Reply

      and when Government raises your taxes to pay for this, will you accept it.

      Why must the police be held responsible for the bad guys. Surely the society should take accountability for it.

      Parents, take control of your children. Neighbours, don’t whisper behind your hand about the bad ones around you, report them

      Fathers, be an example for your sons! What is this have wife, but the girlfriend too. It is almost an acceptable standard, so girls are looking for another’s husband because that is what daddy does and mommy too (either as a sly visitor or the mother that shuts up)

      The boys grow up thinking that women are only there for one thing and girls think that is what they have to do.

      It has even gone into our “culture” Carnival time you grinding each other, but next day, you want to be treated like a princess!

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