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Letter Of The Week Winner: Women’s Kava Drinking Worrying?

Tevita Seruilumi, SUVA This quote (FS 24/01) reads: “Sometimes children are left unsupervised and leads to problems, and I hope that parents in itaukei settings will reduce kava consumption and spend
30 Jan 2017 14:20
Letter Of The Week Winner: Women’s Kava Drinking Worrying?
Kava

Tevita Seruilumi, SUVA

This quote (FS 24/01) reads: “Sometimes children are left unsupervised and leads to problems, and I hope that parents in itaukei settings will reduce kava consumption and spend more time with their children.”

Strange that the solution to this problem lies in limiting the amount of time women spend on kava, as if there are no roles for men in looking after children.

The title of the article was “Board: Women’s Kava Drinking Worrying”.

I encourage readers to move away from using children to limit women’s enjoyment of their rights and leisure.

Looking after children is the equal responsibility of both parents’ and guardians – whether you are a man or a woman.

If we have to reduce kava consumption so that parents can spend more time with their children than the discussion should be around both men and women having limited hours of drinking kava or equal hours.

It seems only when women drink too much, or do things that are normally enjoyed by men that it becomes a problem or that the problem is highlighted.

Women’s dressing, women’s movements, women’s hair and now women’s enjoyment of our national drink till early hours. I wonder what will be next.
Tevita Seruilumi will receive a Parker pen as our letter last week.
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