Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The 'dirty' business of menstruation?

Great stuff! As an ignorant male I’ve just learnt a few stuff about menstruation, yup, the women’s period, menstruation, a word that Hishamuddin Tun Hussein didn’t have the guts to lay out in plain language.

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 arsehole bloke from Jasin and his fellow bocor-ite Bung Mokhtar Radin harassed DAP MP Fong Po Kuan by uttering sexist remarks of the bocor kind in Parliament, which led me to post MP's menstruation mesmerised motherless monkeys [well, Martin Jalleh, guess who's still King of alliteration? wakakaka].

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.

12 comments:

  1. there is really no need to go into the art & science of the period, afterall we the readers and you the writer are not kindergarten kids neither imbeciles, like that so called home minister, descended from a PM

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  2. You spin too much. On islam a women in menstruation is exempted from praying, fasting and performing other religious duties. So much so that they are not allowed to go into the mosque.

    I am Not objecting to non Muslims coming into the mosques but at least respect it by wearing scarves and observe certain rules applicable to Muslims among others ' the menstruation prohibition'. After all, all Muslim women have to adhere to it. Ask any PAS members on these rules. Even lady Diana observed some form of respect when she coverEd her head in entering the mosque. So why can't teo observed some small decency and respect here. After all she's been in malaysia for a long time.

    Ellese

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  3. Had shamuddin's mudder been unable to menstruate, there would no shamuddin in the world today. So is menstruation dirty, shamuddin?

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  4. Do you think Hisap-punding got to what he is now because he is capable ,competent or smart ?

    The bugger gets to be a minister just because his old man is Hussein Onn , the third PM of Malaysia as simple as that .

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  5. ktemoc

    You have gone overboard on a simple issue to the point of ridiculing Islam.
    Dont write what you don't know.
    What is so difficult about wearing a tudung when entering the mosque.
    Islam places importance on cleanliness.
    So when you are menstruating, it's no entry.
    Don't go circumlocution on a matter of religious sensibilities.
    It's not about DAP. It's not about that woman.
    It's not about forbidding the woman from entering the mosque.
    If Hannah Yeoh can wear tudung to distribute donations to single mums and orphans, why cant she.
    Ada faham???
    Your bigotry is showing by the day.
    Soon you will be in the ranks of racists Zorro and the Looney woman.

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  6. me guess teo was NOT told earlier but she did wear one the 2nd time !
    ladies with heads covered cantik juga !

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  7. the mentri should refer those with
    'corruption ,lies ,racism ' KOTOR lah

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  8. That cavernous void Hisap,obviously has supernatural abilities!Wakakaka!

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  9. Rosey-Posey wrote: "You have gone overboard on a simple issue to the point of ridiculing Islam."

    After reading the above allegation of yours I went back to re-read KTemoc's posting. After carefully going through the whole commentary I cannot find any part which is even remotely disrespectful of Islam.

    So, I have to ask you - which part of that commentary ridicules Islam as you claim? Can you kindly point it out.

    Failing that then you should, as a matter of honour and principle, swallow these words that you wrote - "Your bigotry is showing by the day" - because you made a accusation based on no evidence whatsoever but based solely on your own bigotry.

    Ba Da Bing

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  10. In Islam, a Pagan is considered 'unclean' which can be a synonym with dirty. They are forbidden from entering the sacred mosque in Mekah.
    Just because she is a woman, you jumped to menstruation and waste your time writing a long article :(

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  11. Are corrupt Muslim leaders cleaner n more readily acceptable than a female without headgear in a mosque? Otherwise, why majority Muslims who pride themselves as good servants of their God not find this a serious aberration of their faith and keep silent on this blatant stealing from all rakyat? Looks like many heads are stuck in the sand.

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