PNG

Quote from a friend

How many lives have to be sacrificed, through lack of basic human rights and basic services, to bolster the pride of some leaders through “status” projects like South Pacific Games and APEC?

Papua New Guineans are dying like flies; old, young, children, babies, mamas; because of the lack of even the most basic health services.

In the Human Development Index, PNG is ranked 154/188.
40% of our population is under the age of 14 years.
Infant Mortality Rate is 58/1000
Maternal Mortality Rate is 733/100,000
Gender Equity Index PNG is ranked 143/157
Only 28.6% of the population have access to potable water
Churches run about half of the Health and Education systems
PNG’s Human Development Index ranking is only above Timor Leste and Afghanistan in the Asia/Pacific region

How much was spent on staging the South Pacific Games? How much will hosting APEC cost the nation?
How many lives would that save if invested in our human capital, through basic health services?

How can priorities be so “off”?
Peoples lives are more valuable than prestige for a few…….surely!

As the sun went down yesterday, so did the life of a beautiful young man who died because PNG does not have adequate health services even in the capital Port Moresby. A young wife and little daughter now left heartbroken and alone.

For what? Smart buildings!

Those who make the decisions on priority spending will never face the loss and grief of this young family, because they all have access to world class health facilities overseas when they, or their family, get sick.

While the majority dig holes and bury their dead, the fat cats live in luxury.

Metoo

Thinking about Metoo Ladies and Sexual Harassment , there is a lot to think about. Is it Mars and Venus thing ? For a guy, going out on a Friday night, the night is about finding a partner for sex. Presenting yourself like a Peacock to ladies in the hope that the night may be together. Hopefully condoms in the wallet .

Does the above give respect to ladies ? I spent a few years working in education and had the experience of supervising School Dances and the games plated by both sexes. Guys told lies about themselves. The Gals did seem attracted to sporting types even if these same guys were definitely ‘bad boys’ .

Have we lost our way in the sexual revolution. Is it the Male Sexual Revolution ? How do we get respect into relationships as Rosie Batty has suggested ? If you saw a Metoo situation happening, what would you do, and what would you say ?

I think asking Are U Ok ? Would be a start I decided that You deserve respect .. may be appropriate. Not sure it would be welcomed. The conversation would be easier if I was asked my thoughts. Not sure why I would be asked. Open Communication and Respectful Relationships based on truth are needed to start. Exaggerating your accomplishments to impress the opposite sex only decieves them and starts off on a bad foot. Mmm Sorry is a common word in those relationships.

Finally the One Night Stand does lead to a Relationship