Monday, March 12, 2018


Malaysiakini - Women’s March harassment shows need for Gender Equality Act by Charles Santiago (extracts):

What happened in Kuala Lumpur after the Women’s March is exactly why conversations about gender equality continue, even in 2018.

Local newspapers reported that several women were harassedafter the rally, held in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

While a group of men snatched their placards, the abuse ranged from fat shaming, transphobic comments to threats, according to reports.

A group of NGOs also lodged a police report just because a few women held placards calling for LGBT rights.

Such attacks against the rally participants and the continued demonising of the LGBT community are not acceptable.

It only goes to show how immature we are as a society and how regressive we are as a nation.

Therefore, it’s no surprise that at a recently-concluded meeting in Geneva, the committee that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination (Cedaw) that Malaysia has ratified, observed that we are yet to implement many concluding recommendations since 2006.

Some men cannot accept equality for women or women as equals. I once knew such a macho man who invited me to his house for dinner. I knew the wife because I was the culprit who introduced her to that man. We had all grew up together as kampung mateys.

During dinner he did something I thought was far too macho, self-centred and aggressive. I wasn't sure whether he did it to impress me or it was his normal behaviour. Subsequently the sisters of that man told me he was always like so.

Yes, during dinner, after he had finished his plate of rice (with curry and other goodies which the kind wife cooked for us), he glared at the wife and snarled at her, saying (in Penang Hokkien of course):

"Are you blind? Can't you see my plate is empty?", implying he needed a re-fill.

Needless to say, I immediately lost my appetite at such aggression and disrespect towards his wife, and in front of me.

I wasn't surprised some several years later they divorced though he kept harassing her even after the legal separation, once even provoking their eldest son with an evil lie for him to slap the mother. I have to say I feel ashamed, even until today, that I had introduced her to him.

Yes, there are even worse males in Malaysia than that man. They can't accept women as equals and treat the ladies with respect if not love.

Thus I am not surprised too that during the Women's Rally in KL to celebrate International Day, there would be some men behaving in ill-mannered fashion as trouble-makers, snatching away the women's placards, and abusing-threatening the ladies.


  1. How immature we are as a society and how regressive we are as a nation cuts across race.

    Misogyny happens everywhere!

    Usually the communist/socialist states have more equate status for woman than the democratic/capitalist nations.

    The glaring exception is that infamous zombie-ism, where most of the womenfolks r still stuck as stone age captives at the pleasure of manfolks.

    1. The Quran says:

      1. “And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women.” [Quran 2:228]

      2. “O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should you treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the dowry you have given them — except when they have become guilty of open lewdness. On the contrary, live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If you take a dislike to them, it may be that you dislike something and Allah will bring about through it a great deal of good.”[Quran 4:19]

      3. "Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their chastity and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so – for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.” [Quran 33:35]

    2. Don't quote Quran Surat lah.

      Check with the real ummat out there, misogynistic doctrines/practices/ahadith aplenty been forcefully applied to the womanfolkw in the name of zombie-ism.

      For zombies, Quranic Surat r the excuses NOT the essences of their belief!