Guyana: Stop Dress Code Arrests

Guyana: Stop Dress Code Arrests

There are 14 comments on the Human Rights Watch story from Mar 5, 2009, titled Guyana: Stop Dress Code Arrests. In it, Human Rights Watch reports that:

Guyana should halt arrests and police abuse of transgender people and repeal a repressive law that criminalizes wearing clothes considered appropriate only for the opposite sex, six human rights organizations ...

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“COURAGE”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#1 Mar 10, 2009
De police doing dem wuk, dem seeking out crime, ah sure if yu check de dates in question , yu gon find dat no robbery, murders, stick-ups happened dam nights in question...so ah sey dem police doing a good job.
PatriotGY

Georgetown, Guyana

#2 Mar 10, 2009
Guyana does in fact have many laws that are not only outdated but violate the rights of people. These men were arrested for cross dressing... why then aren't women arrested for wearing pants??? It's discrimination and we all know it. some of these laws should be revisited and altered in order to fit the society of today. Remember we may not agree with what they do but they do have rights.
man on a swing

Wayne, NJ

#3 Mar 12, 2009
jagdeo wearing bukta, they should lock him up too. thats not the right clothes for him.
man on a swing

Wayne, NJ

#4 Mar 12, 2009
they need to rephrase the laws on what is DRESS CODE.in fact all the laws og guyana are out dated. politicians are failing the people misreably. ppp and pnc just figfhting each other in press and parliament. no good for the people.
Observer

Georgetown, Guyana

#5 Mar 12, 2009
man on a swing wrote:
they need to rephrase the laws on what is DRESS CODE.in fact all the laws og guyana are out dated. politicians are failing the people misreably. ppp and pnc just figfhting each other in press and parliament. no good for the people.
PNC just fighting to get to the top when they no that they would never reach there...
Any PPP member appointed to any position of the sort, the PNC opposes of it...
For instance the PNC called on the government to withdraw Kwame McCoy as a nominee for membership on the Rights of the Child Commission, citing “grave concerns” about his suitability to serve on the constitutional body...
Why the call on the government???
Why the withdrawal???
Veronica

Catllar, Spain

#6 Mar 16, 2009
Please tell me that Guyana is presently crime free, all past crimes are solved which can account for the police digging up an ancient law to charge members of society with.

In my view this is just another form of discrimination, if persons are to be charged for wearing attires that another sex commonly wears, then charge all women for wearing pants. In biblical days men wore long gowns, disregarding men in the Arab and African world who still do. There are some places where ´a dress code must be honoured´. Strange how lots of coloured men feels threatened when they see someone expressing his/ her sexual preferences.

The Police force must at all times uphold the law, taking away the rights of these men is an offence.

The magistrate should not give advice about Christ. A person cannot give their life to Christ, he/ she can become Christ. Christ is the highest stage of consciousness a human being can achieve.
Rajah Kahn

United States

#7 Mar 16, 2009
I do not think that the police arrested these "transgenders" because of the clothes they were wearing, but because of their behaviors. If they arrested them because of their attires, then I would agree that that is discrimination and they should not be criminalized on the basis of their clothes. However, the laws of Guyana need to be amended, as they are unfair to these people, who are identifying themselves as to how they perceive who they are. The norms of the society will have to deal with these, and whether most of them will disagree with these behaviors, we must understand that these people are humans, and whatever choices they make in life is it up to the society to understand that this is their lifestyle and let them "BE". Cogito ergo sum, as Descartes puts it "I think, therefore I am". And so they "exist", as who they are, and what they think they are.
BOSS MAN

Dallas, TX

#8 Mar 16, 2009
Sounds like Guyana has the right idea to me!

Men need to dress like men and women like women.

The US should adopt some of these laws.
man on a swing

Bay Shore, NY

#9 Mar 17, 2009
Rajah Kahn wrote:
I do not think that the police arrested these "transgenders" because of the clothes they were wearing, but because of their behaviors. If they arrested them because of their attires, then I would agree that that is discrimination and they should not be criminalized on the basis of their clothes. However, the laws of Guyana need to be amended, as they are unfair to these people, who are identifying themselves as to how they perceive who they are. The norms of the society will have to deal with these, and whether most of them will disagree with these behaviors, we must understand that these people are humans, and whatever choices they make in life is it up to the society to understand that this is their lifestyle and let them "BE". Cogito ergo sum, as Descartes puts it "I think, therefore I am". And so they "exist", as who they are, and what they think they are.
you supposed to dress like taliban. you should be locked up for wearing non-muslim clothes ha ha ha
Rajah Kahn

United States

#10 Mar 17, 2009
man on a swing wrote:
<quoted text>you supposed to dress like taliban. you should be locked up for wearing non-muslim clothes ha ha ha
It's good to have "idiot(s)" around, but let me assure you that Talibans do not like monkeys, so beware they will blow you up to "smithereens".
man on a swing

Bay Shore, NY

#11 Mar 18, 2009
Rajah Kahn wrote:
<quoted text>
It's good to have "idiot(s)" around, but let me assure you that Talibans do not like monkeys, so beware they will blow you up to "smithereens".
i think your buddy jukdeo will have to personally come check to see whatyou are wearing.he will decide if its appropriate.loosen up a little bit pal. this is not a war zone. thats why ppl fighting cause of serious addicts like you ha ha ha.
tes

Stains, France

#12 Apr 13, 2009
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>
PNC just fighting to get to the top when they no that they would never reach there...
Any PPP member appointed to any position of the sort, the PNC opposes of it...
For instance the PNC called on the government to withdraw Kwame McCoy as a nominee for membership on the Rights of the Child Commission, citing “grave concerns” about his suitability to serve on the constitutional body...
Why the call on the government???
Why the withdrawal???
you're a fool
Positive Vybez

Georgetown, Guyana

#13 Jun 25, 2009
man on a swing wrote:
jagdeo wearing bukta, they should lock him up too. thats not the right clothes for him.
like u went in de man uckta to know
gtbq

Newark, DE

#14 Jun 26, 2009
there are more important/ other problems to worry about what someone is wearing/or how they walk/act.

they have the right to wear what the hell they like. who gives a dam how they dress, look or the way they walk. it's no one's business
Balgobin Jones wrote:
De police doing dem wuk, dem seeking out crime, ah sure if yu check de dates in question , yu gon find dat no robbery, murders, stick-ups happened dam nights in question...so ah sey dem police doing a good job.

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