Our dear Minister, who has a natural flair for putting his foot into his own mouth every time he opens it, had condemned Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching (DAP) as too ‘dirty’ to enter a surau (mind you, at the invitation of the mosque authority) to present some money to her constituency.
Everyone knows what he meant by the label ‘dirty’ though of course we wonder how he (Hishamuddin, scion of an illustrious family) knew Teo was then having her period– no no, no thank you please, I don’t want to know how Hishamuddin knew.
There seems to be a fascination by UMNO pollies for the subject of menstruation. Do you recall the Bocor-ites?
The notorious one-eye
I then wrote: Both slimy sexist simians did not deny making the unbelievable comments.
Sadly, no lady MP from the Barisan Nasional protested against their unparliamentary intrusive insults. [...]
But when Fong, the lady directly insulted by those crude crass comments called for a motion under the Standing Order 26 (1P) to refer the two BN MPs to the Committee of Privileges, predictably Speaker Ramli Ngah Talib dismissed the motion.
This was what renowned Malaysian philosopher Dodgee Dimsum ;-) had to say about the DAP insensitivity for making mountains out of ‘puddles’ - read Apology - A letter to the minister.
And do also read my June 2007 post Bocor business - AAB misses the whole point.
As mentioned, menstruation is more commonly referred to as ‘monthly period’. It seems it’s governed by the lunar cycle, which may explain why it makes some UMNO MPs mad (lunatic, you know, from the word ‘lunar’).
Apparently, in Mayan mythology, the Moon Goddess (Po) slept with the Sun, one sizzling hot stud, so they say. When her dad found out about the illicit gambol, he killed her (as usual, like in the case of the ‘baby dumping’ scandal, the bloke got away) - I was assured no stone was thrown during the execution.
The blood she shed was the origin of menstruation. Her blood was considered evil because she was disobedient, not unlike Eve and her predecessor Lilith.
But there’s more – Mayan myth has her menstrual blood stored in 13 jars, enough for several generations of Hishamuddin to comment on.
This is the part which Malaysians like – the first jar’s blood was transformed into creatures such as snakes and insects like scorpions, centipedes, and not forgetting UMNO's favourite pets, the tebuans. ‘Twas also the source of the original poison and diseases – we may take it that Malaysia's Jabba the Hutt was created from there. Sorcery was associated with the blood in the first jar – maybe that’s how Hisham knew about Teo’s ‘dirty-ness’?
However, some jars also hold medicinal plants, but I suspect most of these plants are growing in Columbia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and Turkey. The thirteenth jar is the lunar jar, from which the Moon Goddess was reborn alongside many lunatics who have since been obsessed by the bocor business.
Unfortunately most religions consider menstruation and its blood unclean. Chief among these religions are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Shinto-ism and even Jainism.
Only Buddhism and Sikhism don’t give a rat’s fart care about menstruation or the consequential blood.
In Theravada Buddhism, menstruation is viewed as "a natural physical excretion that women have to go through on a monthly basis, nothing more or less". Guru Nānak condemned the practice of treating women as impure while menstruating – good onya, Guru.
We know that every human being, except those descended from slugs, was born bathed in menstrual blood.
Unlike the ‘dirty’ blood which Hisham knew Teo was excreting, corruption, lies and racism are not dirty in Malaysia. Whoever considers racism as ‘dirty’ are racists themselves.