Malaysiakini columnist, Dr Bridget Welsh wrote The political rape of Elizabeth Wong, a sorry tale of how women in politics have male prejudice stacked against them.
She raised the victimisation of Elizabeth Wong as a prime example of double standard hypocrisy, with contrived moralising by crooks against an adult female bachelor who should have been free to do what she wants within the privacy of her home (provided no criminal acts were committed).
My good matey Susan Loone was more blunt, dropping the adjective and terming the unjust bias against Eli as the Rape of Elizabeth Wong.
I had considered that ‘rape’ word too but I was a bit more careful, fearing I might possibly add on to Eli’s distress.
And talking about Susan, she also confirmed what I had posted in Elizabeth Wong - betrayed and betrayed again!.
In Susan’s latest post I weep over Eli Wong’s resignation she wrote:
This blog mourns for Elizabeth Wong, the Bukit Lanjan state assembly woman who has been pressured to resign because of nude pictures of her being publicly distributed.
The person(s) who did the act of taking her pictures without a consent and distributing it continues to enjoy impunity.
I know it was the party she represented - PKR - who asked her to resign. And that to me, may be a strategic but a most disheartening thing to do.
It gives credence to gutter politics, to sleaze and evil politicking, within and without the party.
As a woman and friend of Eli Wong, I weep over what has happen to her. It will take me some time to recover for sure.
Yes Susan my dear friend, we are devastated as well, including my matey Dean Johns who penned in his usual Malaysiakini column Elizabeth Wong resigns - right or wrong? these sad words: And a sign that, as painfully stripped of her confidence as she must be feeling right now, Wong would be wrong to resign.
Blast PKR for its gutlessness, for being worried about the rumoured ethno-religious mix surrounding the issue of Eli’s victimisation.
Instead of looking after Eli during her most vulnerable period, their top brass have been looking over their shoulders, more concerned about the impact of this issue on the heartland’s support (which they prefer than the current urban support they enjoy), and also fearing that their PAS partner with their conservative tight ass morality, may be repulsed into UMNO’s arms.
These senior party members (you know who) want Eli to preferably disappear from the face of the earth, but if not, then to resign and, to put it cruelly, bugger off.
Forget about her loyalty, service, and dedication to the party. She has now become a liability to PKR.
Scat Eli, except they again lack the guts to say it – instead, ‘persuading’ her to tender her resignation, when earlier she had already stated resolutely she was not going to cave in to such contemptible smearing.
Oh, the pressure she had been subjected to, the betrayal, the lack of support – can you understand why she broke down into tears?
But wait, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
The Malaysian Insider reported in Eli could remain assemblyman, but exit exco because those spineless Wonders now realized how blooming popular Eli is, and are shit scared of the no-no move of accepting Eli’s resignation.
Eli’s supporters and those very sympatheic to her cause may be so pissed off that they will desert the PKR banner.
But Khalid Ibrahim seems still keen to see her go, stating: … Wong was a victim but her willingness to resign from all posts is a selfless decision on her part to protect PKR because she is well aware that BN will continue to exploit the issue to damage the party.
And of course he would seek the advice of the Sultan of Selangor before making any decision. Mr Wannabe-Teflon!