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NOW cries out!

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THE WOMEN OF BARBADOS are “exhausted” by lyrics about their body parts during Crop Over in which lewdness has replaced creativity.
This was the cry yesterday from the president of the National Organization of Women (NOW), Marilyn Rice-Bowen, who called on stakeholders to clean up the annual event and clamp down on the number of “jucks” made at women.
“It appears lewd and rude have replaced creativity,”?Rice-Bowen said during her report to NOW’s biennial general meeting.
“Everything possible has been sung about the ‘bumper’. As women, we have little to rejoice about. We have been pulled, we have been stripped, we have been ‘jucked’, and the latest one is ‘bup, bup, bup, headboard’.   
“We are now exhausted and we eagerly anticipate a return to creativity . . . . As women we play our mass. I do not criticize women who wear skimpy costumes because we were there too, but I have a difficulty when I see women laying down in the road and putting children in positions, and the National Organization of Women is asking women, as we are [in] the Crop Over season, to [have some] dignity.” (MM)

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