by Sherwin King
I am responding to statements made by the Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite and others in the nation newspaper dated Wednesday the 24th of April 2013 on page 6A, which was headline “AG knocks DNA call”.
The attorney general being a man in appearance is noted in the matter here as being ashamed of a call by a character to have a DNA test done on every child born in Barbados, which appears to be supported by other legal minds.
What are you really saying to men in this country AG? Can women do no wrong in your sight? As an attorney at law for so long and now a QC also, have you not come across or heard about cases or matters in this country where a man was force to give child support to a woman who swear that the child is his, only to find out or be told by the same woman when the child is old enough, that the child belongs to another man? Do you have any idea how that man would feel now, being use by her in this way? Would the same force that force the man to pay her child support all these years now come to his aid and force the woman to pay him back every cent in support that he was force to give her because of the lies she stated?
As a man in this country you AG disappoint me and I will think twice of voting for people like you next round. My view is yes, make it so as it is very much needed to clarify family matters in this country, however, as money to pay for these matters is an issue, at least pay for those that want that question answered to be sure and not the ones that are sure of their position as dad and in rare cases mother. My advice to you AG is to take your head out of the sand as that position only attracts funny people.
To the others, to Marilyn Rice Bowen of NOW, let us focus on domestic violence as you stated that we should, for any violence to occur there have to be a cause, have you researched that yet? What were the causes of these murders you mention, who was to blame? Did it involve disrespect and who was disrespecting who? Put yourself together in a man’s position this day and tell me, if you were caring and loving to a child for all these years, who you believe it to be yours, then to learn from your partner that the child belongs to another, how would you be thinking towards this partner? [Be truthful now] Would you feel raped and used and abused? And what if the court system force you to care for the child with the claim that it is yours, now to know otherwise, when you look at this partner in your range, what would you be thinking?
It is too easy to stand afar off and make statements on matters; it’s another to be in the furnace. As far as a lot of you do where men and women are concerned – “hang the men but let go the women” is a practice I see too often by authorities and law enforcement and I tell you as a matter of fact, there is only so much a man can take before war breaks out.
If a man is wrong in a matter then he is wrong and if a woman is wrong in a matter then she is wrong. What is very frustrating is when she is wrong, you people are doing everything in your power to cover her tracks and highlight the man’s position and that is injustice to the man, being bought to the man by the help of other men hypocrites. My advice to you is to outline the facts of the whole matter and not part as is practice, if the woman is wrong in the matter, have the guts to state just that.
BFP encourages our readers to visit The Nation to read the news article mentioned by Mr. King, but we must reprint it here in its entirety because The Nation has a habit of changing the historical record by modifying and erasing news stories…
AG knocks DNA call
WED, APRIL 24, 2013 – 12:03 AM
ATTORNEY GENERAL Adriel Brathwaite has dismissed as “unfortunate” and insulting a recent call by chairman of the Men’s Educational Support Association Ralph Boyce for mandatory DNA testing to be done on all babies born in Barbados.
And Brathwaite went so far as to tender an apology to women for the recommendation.
On Monday at the annual general meeting of Soroptimist International of Jamestown, held in the Hildegarde Weekes Activity Centre in Eden Lodge, St Michael, Brathwaite tackled the controversial issue.
He said: “I read about some character suggesting we should have DNA tests for every child in Barbados. I want to say to the Press that you can take this apology to the woman of Barbados on my behalf because I am insulted that – if the report was correct – someone, who considers himself to be a serious senior in this country, can be suggesting that you should have DNA testing at the birth of each child in this county”