Moving Back to Jamaica

A blog about my Move Back to Jamaica after 20+ years of living in the US. Most of the articles focus on the period from 2005-2009 when the transition was new, and at it's most challenging.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Beating Kids -- Trinidadian Style

After a few trips to Trinidad I have learned the local lingo for beating someone else -- "cut-ass" and "licks."

They are words that we don't use in Jamaica, but we readily understand the sentiment.

Over at the Alien in the Caribbean blog the author has written a thoughtful post on corporal punishment directed towards children. For all intents and purposes, she could be talking about any Caribbean territory as the one thing we all have in common is our history of enslaved people. The tradition has continued since then, and while the situation for women has much improved, children are still often the victims of home and school-based violence.

Click here to read: The Results of Consecutive Cut-Ass Generations.

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