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She’s only a woman to me

A culture of violence The revelation this week that former Manu Samoa and international rugby star Brian Lima had physically abused his ex-wife Lemalu Sina Retzlaff during and after their marriage was alarming but not unforeseen. Sure, no one can … Continue reading

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Mandela through the peephole

As the world mourns the death of a great man while celebrating his life we cannot help but revisit the horrific and oppressive past of the country that Mandela changed. South Africa’s most celebrated and lauded citizen was once of … Continue reading

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Rape and the forfeit of freedom

There’s a problem in Samoa. It’s not a new problem and it may not even be an escalating issue but it has definitely become more prevalent in the public eye thanks to recent reports by the Samoa Observer and the … Continue reading

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