UPDATE: Woman stabbed in Castries

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UPDATE: Woman stabbed in Castries
The young lady who was wounded on Tuesday in the presence of her children in Castries.
The young lady who was wounded on Tuesday in the presence of her children in Castries.

A Bagatelle, Castries woman is currently nursing stab wounds at Victoria Hospital following an attack in Castries at about 6 pm today, Tuesday, July 16.

A relative who witnessed the incident told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the victim, who is her cousin, was walking with her two children along with other family members and their children in the vicinity of the Castries market, when she was suddenly attacked by a woman who punched her in the face before stabbing her on the cheek and on her arm.

The attacker then fled in a vehicle.

Family members said they are appalled that the attacker carried out such a vicious attack in the presence of the children.

The injuries to the mother are not life-threatening. No one has been arrested.

The attack comes as Lucian Carnival 2013 Parade in Castries came to an end this evening.

SNO has received reports of other fights and attacks. However, we have no details on those incidents.

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  1. investigative reporter if you have so much info why dont you turn it in to the police. We should not teach our people to take the law into their own hands. The victim should have reported this matter to an officer especially since she was following her for so long. I am quite disappointed in our St.Lucian women for such behaviour.

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  2. I took it apon myself to find out da truth in dis one and to no surprise da lady claiming to b da victim was actually da aggresser. Did u ppl know dt da young lady who attacked her hv made 3 reports to da police about her ranging frm harrassment threats and also damage to private property. Also da lady who got stab tried to attack da other lady while jumpin in her band wit another person(da sister who was on tv) I mean y do all dt she even went as far as following da band all over castries searchin 4 da other lady. Cmon if dts not lookin 4 trouble idk wat is and as soon as da lady walked towards her car by da market dey came runnin towards her dts wen she grabbed a btl and DEFENDED herself.We lucians quick to put our own piece witout knowin da facts so if anything its shud b da stab lady who shud b arrested cus she dt was persuing da trouble.

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  3. The police need to arrest the driver and the woman.....make it snappy and do the right thing

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  4. St Lucian women smh.

    Gone are the days when it was noted that crimes were perpetrated just by men. Now our ladies are becoming more masculine and gangster.
    Where has the femininity of our women gone to?

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    • There was never a point in history where crimes were "perpetrated JUST by men". For as long as the idea of criminal acts have been around, women too have been involved in some of the most heinous crimes. From women in royalty like Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who murdered several women way back in the 1500s "just for fun", to Gwendolyn and Cathy who posed as nurses and murdered several of their patients, to the recently convicted Jodi arias who murdered her boyfriend. A crime is a crime ... We need to stop profiling and attaching certain crimes to gender, race or social status. I'm a woman myself, and that doesn't make me any more or any less likely to commit a crime. The SHOCK should arise from the crime and not the person who committed it (whether man, woman, black, white, rich or poor). Open up your mind and stop associating "crimes" with certain types of people. A criminal has no specific profile, only the intention to cause harm!

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      • Excuse me madam, i have not associated crime to a specific gender as you may want to state.

        I was only high-lighting (based on any civil society),) that men appear to be those who are more inclined to such behaviours.
        Sex role theory: this theory argues that boys and girls are socialized differently, therefore resulting in boys becoming more delinquent. There are different versions of this theory. Edwin Sutherland (1949) stated that there are clear gender differences when it comes to socialization. Firstly, girls are more supervised and more strictly controlled. Secondly, boys are encouraged to take risks and to be tough and aggressive. Therefore, boys have more of an opportunity and an inclination to commit crime. Talcott Parsons (1995) believes that there are clear and obvious gender roles within the nuclear family. The father performs roles which show him to be more of the leader and provider, whilst the mother performs the expressive role of giving emotional support and socializing children. These roles are rooted from the birth of their children as mothers have to give birth and nurse children.

        Girls have a readily available female role model at home (their mother) whereas boys have less access to their male role model as traditionally the father was out at work for most of the time. Boys will be socialized largely by their mother and will tend to reject behavior that is seen as feminine as they compulsively pursue masculinity. Because of the emphasis on toughness and aggression this encourages anti-social behavior and delinquency. Albert Cohen (1955) believed that if boys don’t have that readily available role model, socialization can be a difficult process. Boys can experience anxiety about their identity as a young man and a solution for this is all male peer groups or street gangs. In these social contexts, aspects of masculinity can be expressed and rewarded. The idea of being tough and breaking rules can help to conform to the idea of masculinity.

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        • SLU what shate u saying dere speak from your mind not freaking shate u copy and past. U not making any freaking sense. TA i agree crimes shouldnt be associated with gender or race. Women are just as liable as men, why? because we're all human.

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