If I Were the IRO…

The rainy season has officially begun, but things are hotter than ever here in Sweet T&T, where the volume of disturbing issues to be addressed threatens to bury our activists under a mountain of pure WTF IS HAPPENING HERE?

The latest bit of insanity to emerge comes courtesy of the Inter-Religious Organization of Trinidad and Tobago (IRO), which, apropos of nothing, inexplicably decided to go public in support of child marriage.

You read that right, Coolio. (via giphy.com)

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Child Endangerment

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to sit down and blog about the state of Sweet T&T (you know what they say about life getting in the way), but while I’ve been going about the business of freelancing and toddler-wrangling, I’ve been keeping an eye on the headlines blowing up my various social media feeds. What I’ve been seeing… it’s not good. Not good at all.

Amidst the concerns about a recession (and the attendant skyrocketing prices) and the chatter about Carnival (and the attendant skyrocketing prices), there’s been a disquietingly regular trend of stories regarding brutality towards children. Continue reading “Child Endangerment”