Kamina Johnson-Smith Ignores Data To Push Feminist Agenda…

Kamina Johnson-Smith

In an address to the University of the West Indies Leaders Engaged, Activated, and Dedicated Annual Breakfast held at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on January 27th, Government Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith sought to allay the grow­ing con­cerns that women are being employed at twice the rate of men.

Johnson Smith insist­ed that space has to be made for women who have been shack­led by cul­tur­al norms.
I don’t think to pro­mote women in a sit­u­a­tion where women have not been pro­mot­ed before in a space that has been pre­dom­i­nant­ly male, that it means male mar­gin­al­iza­tion.
“I am always quite sur­prised at how easy it is for con­ver­sa­tions to change nowa­days to male mar­gin­al­iza­tion when you are speak­ing about male empow­er­ment.

One of the rea­sons we can­not solve prob­lems for our peo­ple is that we refuse to accept facts as facts and work from those base­lines.
Former President Barack Obama lament­ed the very same thing after leav­ing office.
Speaking to Republican intran­si­gence and the rea­sons noth­ing gets done Obama argued,“When we can­not agree on a base­line of facts, it is lit­er­al­ly impos­si­ble to accom­plish any­thing.“
In Jamaica, like in the US, politi­cians are will­ing to ignore data, facts which do not sup­port their nar­ra­tive are dis­card­ed as opin­ions and left to die on the work­room floor and poli­cies are devel­oped which end up hav­ing the oppo­site effect of what they were intend­ed.
All because pol­i­cy-mak­ers have their own agen­das which gen­er­al­ly does not line up with the will of the major­i­ty.

It is impor­tant to con­sid­er that while Johnson-Smith was heap­ing scorn on the data which had been released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, show­ing that female work­ers are being employed at twice the rate of men.
And while address­ing a group of peo­ple from the University of the West Indies, that very insti­tu­tion is hav­ing severe prob­lems field­ing a bal­anced slate of fresh­man stu­dents each year.
Someone in that group could have direct­ed the Senator to the ghast­ly fresh­man num­bers at the UWI each year in which females are up to 85% of the fresh­man class, year after year.

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There are expo­nen­tial­ly more all-girls schools in Jamaica than boy schools.
There are also myr­i­ad agen­cies ded­i­cat­ed to the sup­port and uplift­ment of girls and women. I have list­ed a few here for the ben­e­fit of the Senator’s edu­ca­tion and fideli­ty to truth.
(1) The Bureau of Women’s Affairs (gen­der affairs)Act as a cat­a­lyst to ensure that the Government address­es the prob­lems that con­front women, giv­en the impact of patri­archy and sex­ism. 
(2) Woman Incorporated (Crisis Centre) Offering cri­sis coun­sel­ing, refer­ral ser­vices, and a 24-hour hot­line. The issues addressed by Woman Inc. include rape, incest, domes­tic vio­lence, domes­tic cri­sis, and sex­u­al harass­ment.
(3) Sistren Theatre Collective  Brings pres­sure to bear on soci­ety to change neg­a­tive stereo­types of women.
(4) Women’s Centre Of Jamaica Foundation  Objective is to moti­vate young moth­ers to choose edu­ca­tion instead of con­tin­u­ous moth­er­hood. 
(5) Women’s Media Watch The orga­ni­za­tion works to improve the images of women in the media.
(6) Women’s Resource And Outreach Centre Provides a place for women and youth in the Lyndhurst and Greenwich com­mu­ni­ty to learn the route self-empow­er­ment.

This list does not begin to scratch the sur­face but it gives clear and unequiv­o­cal exam­ples of the dis­par­i­ty in sup­port ser­vices and to whom they are ded­i­cat­ed.
It would be inter­est­ing to have the good Senator or one of her lack­eys fur­nish me with a list of equiv­a­lent ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions ded­i­cat­ed to the uplift­ment and sup­port of boys and men.

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These are American youth, but wher­ev­er the youth is ignored the con­se­quences are dire.



(1) The Bureau of Women’s Affairs 
The bureau’s man­date to act as a cat­a­lyst to ensure that the Government address­es the prob­lems that con­front women, giv­en the impact of patri­archy and sex­ism
(2) Woman Incorporated (Crisis Centre)
Offering cri­sis coun­sel­ing, refer­ral ser­vices, and a 24-hour hot­line. The issues addressed by Woman Inc. Includes rape, incest, domes­tic vio­lence, domes­tic cri­sis, and sex­u­al harass­ment. 
(3) Sistren Theatre Collective
Brings pres­sure to bear on soci­ety to change neg­a­tive stereo­types of women.
(4) Women’s Centre Of Jamaica Foundation 
Established in response to the high lev­el of teenage preg­nan­cy 
(5) Women’s Media Watch 
Works to improve the images of women in the media as one way of reduc­ing vio­lence.
(6) Women’s Resource And Outreach Centre (WROC)
Provides a place for women and youth in the Lyndhurst and Greenwich com­mu­ni­ty to learn the route to self-empow­er­ment.

In a typ­i­cal fam­i­ly in which resources are scarce, the boy is left to fend for him­self while the sin­gle moth­er, or both par­ents ded­i­cat­ed them­selves to send­ing the girls to school.
Jamaica’s youth is in cri­sis, but nowhere is it more evi­dent than in the male pop­u­la­tion.
The sad real­i­ty is that the women are get­ting an edu­ca­tion and the boys are seek­ing com­men­su­rate pow­er and respect through the bar­rel of a gun.
How will the nation move for­ward when a Government Senator ignores empir­i­cal data in order to push a fem­i­nist agen­da which is exact­ing incred­i­ble costs on the coun­try in blood and trea­sure?
In the push to lev­el the play­ing field and estab­lish equi­ty, the fem­i­nist move­ment does not care about any out­come except the out­comes which jus­ti­fy quo­tas in wom­en’s favor, regard­less of the con­se­quences.
A ris­ing tide rais­es all boats. If we are to have a bet­ter and just soci­ety we work for a soci­ety in which all are treat­ed equal­ly.
While the women take on jobs clear­ly some are not cut out for in the quest for polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness the men stand on the cor­ners crush­ing weed in the mid­dle of their hands.
Later on, soci­ety pays dear­ly when they decide to take out their anger for their lack of rel­e­vance and the per­cep­tion that the game is rigged against them.
Guess what it is.

The young Jamaican male has become the car­i­ca­ture of what the fem­i­nist move­ment casts him to be.
Pants sag­ging off his ass, Guinness stout under one arm, while he crush­es dried Ganga in his palm.
A good for noth­ing male prod­uct of the patri­archy who sires mul­ti­ple chil­dren, none of whom he sup­ports.
He is vio­lent and spon­ta­neous and is pre­dis­posed to using vio­lence as a means of con­flict res­o­lu­tion.
Sounds about right ‑right? Well, if you think the mur­der sta­tis­tics are fright­en­ing now, swal­low the non­sense of Kamina Johnson-Smith and ignore the data.
I’ll hope to see you on the oth­er side of the rev­o­lu­tion.