What makes or molds the modern Fijian man? Is he so powerful and privileged that he can’t be held to account?
Jope Tarai, a researcher at the University of the South Pacific, answers these questions through a thought-provoking Tedx Suva talk called, “Re-Thinking the Fijian Man.”
He also asks:
Why is there an obession with what women and girls do, as if they are always doing something wrong? Such as, why is she wearing that? Or, where is she going – as if she is always at the wrong place at the wrong time.
I can fully relate to Jope’s views and agree with his opinions. It is my hope that dialogues like Jope’s will assist us in questioning behaviours that are embedded into our own respective cultures and help us re-think what we accept in society as norm.
Video credit: Tedx Suva