Now that I have your attention, let me explain. Its not what it looks like.

I suspect, if some feminists read the title and little else (a distinct possibility as far as feminists go), their first reaction will be to fire-up the ‘male sexual beast’ rhetorical ray gun and open fire with a novella’s worth of outrage accusing AVFM  and the MHRM of sexually objectifying women, promoting rape culture, supporting women’s oppression and being generally creepy — via two letters of the alphabet.

Hell, some will probably do it anyway, but those feminists will be wrong about the letters “B’ and “J”.

Feminists are also wrong in their constantly regurgitated claim that the MHRM is homophobic and racist. You are about to help me prove them wrong, again, and also to provide all the ‘nice feminists’ to ‘sign up’ or ‘stfu’ about men’s issues.

Folks, it is time to Boycott Jamaica, and to do so for the sake of Equality. And to create an eye-catching ‘hashtag’ in one move ‘#BJ4Equality’.

Right now in Jamaica lesbian sex is legal while male homosexual sex acts can get you up to 10 years in prison at hard labor.

In other words, homosexual women are accepted as a normal part of society. Homosexual men are criminals, for just existing. This is serious stuff, laws which take away a person’s liberty for 10 years under harsh conditions should never be taken lightly. And laws like that never are taken lightly, of course unless they are targeted at men only.

Jamaica’s legal system is in serious need of redress. And folks, since the feminist community, you know, the one that keeps telling us to shut the fuck up because they have teh menz covered, is apparently too busy slut walking to notice this injustice, we need to take up the slack.

These particularly sexist laws are found under the Offences Against the Person Act.

Unnatural Offences

76. Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery, committed either with’ mankind or with
any animal, shall be liable to be imprisoned &Kept to hard labour for a term not exceeding ten years.

77. Whosoever shall attempt to commit the said abominable crime, or shall be guilty of any assault with intent to commit the same, or of any indecent assault upon any male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding seven years, with or without hard labour.

Proof of Carnal Knowledge

78. Whenever upon the trial of any offence punishable under this Act, it may be necessary to prove carnal knowledge, it shall not be necessary to prove the actual emission of seed in order to constitute a carnal knowledge, but the carnal knowledge shall be deemed complete upon proof of penetration only.

Outrages on Decency

79. Any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is a party to the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of, any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.

(Note: The animal portion of the law should also be changed to sex neutral, for example;

‘Coercing an animal into a sexual act.’)

This is discrimination on two fronts;

1) sex because the law wording is aimed at males.
2) sexual orientation because it is applies to a common homosexual male sex / activity.

This is  a misandric problem that should be unacceptable to citizens throughout the world. Moral, ethical people who travel and don’t believe in criminalizing sex between consenting adults should be given the opportunity to express their dissent by not traveling to Jamaica. The MHRM can help expose these sexist laws and also apply pressure to have them changed.

Jamaica is an island whose economy is heavily dependent on tourist dollars. A recent article in CaribbeanCurrent.com puts it this way;

The economic benefits of tourism to Jamaica are unquestioned. In fact, each year the sector posts the highest levels of foreign exchange receipts (aprox. US$2B). From expensive five star hotels to the orange vendor on the street, the impact of foreign dollars exalts tourism attractions as national treasures.

Since Jamaica’s economy is heavily dependent on the tourist trade there are obvious solutions. We hit their government where it hurts, at the bottom line, in the tourist trade until they repeal the laws targeting male homosexuals.

AVFM would like to ask your help in this very easy bit of activism in a few ways.

First sign and spread this petition around.

{The change.com petition is ready to go and addressed to:   Clerk to the Houses  Houses of Parliament Gordon House 81 Duke Street Kingston Jamaica, West Indies     Tel: (876) 922-0200-7  Fax: (876) 967-0064/967-1708

Sign petition here.

Then use hashtag #BJ4Equality to spread it around.

And lastly educate yourself a little about the gay community in Jamaica and their fight to be treated as human beings by reading this article from GBMNews. Its about two current legal challenges fighting for the civil rights of gay men in Jamaica.

None of this will take very long, maybe ten minutes of your day, a small price to pay to save someone 10 years of their life.

After writing this article I have a couple of thoughts I think I’ll share.

We hear constantly from feminists that ‘feminism is working on men’s issues’, sometimes with the verbal acid of ‘so stfu’. I am wondering if those very same feminists will join in this Boycott Jamaica aka #BJ4Equality or will they just remain silent about it, keep telling us they are ‘friends of men’, ‘they’re working on it’ and to kindly ‘stfu’ while in prison for being a man.

And, a note to Jamaica:

“Don’t Be That Country™”

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