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Zero tolerance

Jean Hatch, Sabeto, Nadi
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

I Refer to Reverend Iliesa Naivalu's comments justifying his views re: the women's rights groups in Fiji, whom he claims have done little to change things in 20 years around men's violence against women.

Seriously, I wonder about a theology that is accountable for such a blame shifting mentality towards women that he still continues to justify and spout.

I believe the only unmovable thing seems to be his theology that appears dangerously lopsided. There is nothing godly about this kind of theology. The people who need to take ownership of their appalling attitude towards women in this country is most certainly not the women's groups at all.

Conversely the theologians - who seem unable to connect their misogynistic teachings from pulpits and then take no responsibility for actively contributing to views that support submission to husbands, at all costs - need to wake up and take responsibility for a theology that keeps women in submission to men, even violently.

The church here must own this, and stop denying its part in condoning this.

Even our PM calls such men who practise this "cowards and criminals".

Thank you PM, for your wonderful leadership and stance internationally.

Let's continue to ensure we have legislation in Fiji that utterly backs this zero tolerance of abuse against women and children 100 per cent. Including, ceasing all preaching of misogynistic theology.

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