If all the middle-class women in Jamaica who have had abortions would speak out on behalf of their poorer sisters who have limited access to safe terminations, the law would have to be changed.
In these enlightened times, women ought to be free to choose when they work. But there's definitely a downside to freeing up women for night work. It's not all about emancipation. In fact, night work seems to be just another form of exploitation of cheap labour.
Inna Jamaica, daag-mongrel an man-mongrel a two different kind a mongrel. Daag-mongrel a di bad-breed mongrel weh no got no pedigree. . . . Man-mongrel now, dat a one different-different story. Dem deh mongrel a di high-class mongrel. A dem run tings inna Jamaica./ Ina Jamieka, daag-mongrel an man-mongrel a tuu difran kain a mongrel. Daag-mongrel a di bad-briid mongrel we no gat no pedigrii. . . . Man-mongrel nou, dat a wan difran-difran tuori. Dem de mongrel a di ai-klaas mongrel. A dem ron tingz ina Jamieka./ In Jamaica, canine mongrels and human mongrels are very different breeds. Canine mongrels have no pedigree. . . . Now, human mongrels are a completely different story. They are high-class breeds. They are the elite of Jamaican society.
Secondment is a tricky business. It's leaving and staying at the same time, somewhat like a bad marriage. You don't want to cut your losses and just get a divorce. But you do want the freedom to roam.