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Trinidad & Tobago: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Trinidadian blogger Elspeth at Now is Wow responds to a comment on a post she had written about American rapper Akon's appalling behaviour on stage with a female fan, in the context of Elton John's upcoming performance at the Tobago Jazz Festival: “Yes, women should respect themselves and not cheaply sell their bodies…but men also need to respect women. Is it that once a male ‘superstar’ is heterosexual, it's okay…for him to do whatever he wants on stage, no matter how sexually graphic and disrespectful, and ‘get away’ with it? Meanwhile, Elton John quietly coming to play his piano and sing his songs is raked over the coals.”

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