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Cut it out!

Men’s head says catcalling should not be tolerated


Cut it out!
Fabian Sargeant, head of Men’s Empowerment Network Support, says the behaviour is disrespectful to women and should not be tolerated. (FP)

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It is a hard fight to get Barbadian men to stop the type of sexual harassment that a tourist complained made her flee the island after four-and-a-half months into her year-long remote work visa.

That is coming from the head of the Men’s Empowerment Network Support (MENS), Fabian Sargeant, who said the behaviour was “downright disrespectful” to women and should not be tolerated.

Freelance journalist Andrea Lo, of Hong Kong, detailed on social media sites how she cut short her trip seven months early because of constant unsolicited approaches and catcalls from men on the beach or while she walked the road.

After a while, she became fearful and decided to end her Welcome Stamp, an initiative that gives special visas for non-nationals to come to Barbados and work remotely. (AC)


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