Women's Issues In Guyana

Ads are disrespecting women

Posted in Commentary,Culture & Society by wiig on May 17, 2007
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Kaieteur News – May 17, 2007

Dear Editor,

I must support Mr. Vidyaratha Kissoon — who’s letter in the SN on May 15 beat me to the punch — in his critique of the television ads played by ECHO.

I was appalled that any group would be so lacking in morals that it can advertise a woman finding an open condom in her husband’s pocket and then make a decision to stay with him for the sake of the children, after a confrontation. It shows a decided disrespect of women that they must be expected to put up with a cheating husband.

This ad also sends a clear message that it’s ok to cheat, your spouse will forgive you for the family’s sake; small wonder that so many people in Guyana continue to have affairs outside of their marriage. When will we put an end to our immoral lifestyles and learn about true commitment and fidelity?

I hope that this ad is withdrawn and that ECHO issues an apology to the women of Guyana and uses better judgment in their future ads.

Sabina Perreira


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