“Rape-encouraging” school uniform claim slammed

PETALING JAYA: Something must be seriously wrong with local men if the sight of girls in their school uniform turns them on, says Sisters in Islam.

Programme manager, Norhayati Kaprawi, describes claims made by National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia that the school uniform worn by girls at government schools “encouraged rape and pre-marital sex” as baseless.

“I totally disagree with the statement. What? Even wearing baju kurung is still not enough?” she asked.

“As for the white blouse being too transparent, Malay women who are in mourning wear white baju kurung. Even Umno women wear white baju kurung. So what is the issue?” she said when contacted yesterday.

Full article here.

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I wrote about this outrageous “white blouses of school uniforms encourage rape” comment by Cik Munirah here.

Glad to know that there are still good people in Malaysia who know black from white. What Cik Munirah said was simply ridiculousness at its best (or worst, for a matter of fact).

“Statistics and research has shown that all women – young, old, women clad in tudung (headscarf), miniskirts, even babies in diapers – have been victims of rape and sexual assault.

“It is entirely irresponsible for anyone to suggest the idea that rape is a result of attire. Rape is not about attire, it’s about power that perpetrators feel they have over their victims,” she pointed out.

This is what sensible people say.

But I found it odd that Dr Ng Yen Yen declined response. Why? She’s the Women, Family and Community Development Minister, is she not? Since she is, she’s supposed to at least stand up on her own view of what this Cik Munirah said.

Can’t she even disagree with the absurdity of Munirah’s comment?

If even the government Ministers don’t know when to speak up, then they don’t deserve to be there.



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