Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sexual orientation irrelevant*

It is indeed extremely unfortunate that President-elect Paula-Mae Weekes was essentially forced to declare her sexual orientation after social media trolls began spreading propaganda and hate, asserting that she is a lesbian. How does the sexual orientation of the President-elect have anything to do with her competency for the position? Is that a new standard that the society is being asked to adopt? Are our colonial hang-ups and archaic societal constructs so rigged and prejudiced that we cannot see beyond a person’s sexual orientation to determine if they are competent to perform a task for the benefit of the nation?

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