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Barbados: Machismo and domestic violence against men

Categories: Caribbean, Barbados, Law, Women & Gender

Two radio personalities make light of a news report about a barrister who has reminded Barbadian men that the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act offers protection to them as well as women. Titilayo is concerned at the radio announcers’ attitudes: “Physical abuse is nothing to laugh at. Domestic violence is nothing to laugh at. All people in Barbados, women, men and children, are afforded protection from domestic violence under the laws of the land. All people in Barbados should feel free to seek protection under the laws of the land without having to face ridicule for taking steps to ensure their personal safety and well-being. That’s the way it should be. When will that be the way it is? [1]