Posted by ErnieJean on August 8, 2008
I was just mucking around the blogosphere when I came across this blog and what really caught my eye was not what was written in the blog, but by a very careless and air-headed comment by this person regarding a Mongolian beauty who died a horrible death, Ms. Altantuya.
her picture looks scary and looks like hantu.. if i were someone who is responsible to her murder, i will kill and buang all the bukti sampai hilang… c’mon she’s just a pelacur. what’s the big deal.. (Can you believe this came from a supposedly highly educated woman !?!?)
i am so sorry if i sound harsh. just that i dont like her. perempuan simpanan yang kacau rumah tangga orang and mintak duit. dah la duit dah banyak. x cukup? and poor malaysians, nak memperjuangkan pembunuhan seorang pelacur yang memang patut dibunuh.
i am so sorry.
Looks like I was seriously mistaken in thinking that with more females in universities (supposedly to mean more educated individuals amongst us…hogwash!!), this nation would have moved forward from such backward thinking as to be blaming women for every problems involving them…..you name it and you’ll find that the female party would most probably get the bullets……….rape, molest, theft, adultery, etc……
Let’s put aside the question as to whether Altantuya was, in the first place, ever somebody’s mistress. Why is she being cursed for being the one responsible for breaking up a marriage when it could very well have been initiated and pursued by the roving-eyed husband?
Isn’t it just so sickening that in those rape and sexual abuse cases, these same people wouldn’t think twice about blaming the female victim for deserving it because of the way she dresses or the way she walks or perhaps for just being born a female? After all, how sexily dressed can a 5-year old be?
And prostitution……again, no matter what the reason was for someone to have taken that up as an occupation, shouldn’t the blame on this “social ill” be shared between the “service-provider” and her client? After all, if there’s no demand, there wouldn’t be any supply now, would there?
Isn’t it odd, that men have this unspoken “Code of Brotherhood” where they would stand up for one another and go all out to cover each other’s asses when the need arises, whereas the womenfolk wouldn’t think twice about chastising, exposing and publicly shame a fellow sister for being involved in a less-than-desirable situation……of course, I’m generalising here, there are definitely exceptions to the rule.
Casting aside the issue about having to uphold the morality of society or all that holy-boly nonsense, let’s just take a look at what sort of support we women can expect from our fellow sisters……and one look at the above commentator’s statement, coupled with that idiot female student who blamed white uniform tops for encouraging rape (didn’t we all craved to put our fist into that one’s face, well I know I did), doesn’t it look like there’s gonna be a long long journey before Malaysian female victims can look towards her fellow “mates” to stand up for her?
There can always be NGOs such as Sisters-In-Islam, AWAM, etc, advocating, creating awareness and fighting for gender equality, but without the support of the general female population, I really don’t see advancement in improving the general well-being of our womenfolk here, especially with the uneducated and rural ones. Abuse in the form of mental, verbal and physical will still be tolerated, even by the local authorities, on the pretext of it being “domestic” and if not addressed, the daughters of these women will be subjected to the same vicious cycle all over again.
Isn’t it time to put our feet down, come together in arms and start watching out for one another instead of viewing each other as competition?
Imagine the power we women, constituting about 52% of Malaysia’s population, have in our hands, only if we could come together, we’d be able to kick the asses of the powers-that-be to start working on those urgent outstanding proposed amendments to the very biased current laws on rape, domestic violence and gender discrimination (which by the way, most probably have been KIV-ed for those morons to concentrate on other seemingly more important bills, such as the “DNA-jacking” Bill).
Don’t you think our daughters and their daughters after them deserve to inherit a future that promises a non-judgemental, gender-sensitive and non-discriminative environment?