Malaysian politician says women should be in cute packages, if not they will be less valuable
Bold, provocative, distasteful. Dr Azman Ibrahim, a leader from Islamist party PAS, likened women to “items” in a recent social media post.
Barang mahal bernilai tinggi akan dibungkus comel dan kemas. Kaedah pembungkusan memainkan peranan penting dalam aspek pemasaran. Kalu main jual terdedah tepi jalan, itu barang tiruan harga murah. pic.twitter.com/BZZUhUkSMU
— Dr Azman Ibrahim (@Dr_AzmanIbrahim) February 6, 2023
Clearly lacking in both wit and intelligence, the Jabi assemblyperson argued that “packaging” determines the value of an “item”, suggesting that the more a woman is covered up, the more valuable she becomes (which is of course, a ton of bullsh*t)
The “doctor”, whose only defense for his argument seems to be misogyny, then goes on to suggest that women who “expose” themselves are like counterfeit items sold by the roadside, “fake and cheap”.
Ibrahim was commenting on Bentong member of parliament Young Shefura’s recent statement urging the police force to stop “morally policing” the public and carry out their responsibilities impartially and without discrimination.
Her remarks came in response to a recent incident in which a woman was turned away from a lodging police report at the Kajang police station because she was wearing shorts.
His misogyny, however, did not go unchecked and many were quick to call him out on it.
“Women are not items, prick”
Urging women representatives from all political parties to condemn these statements and to call them out as harmful to women as a whole. Clothes do not indicate the value a person has nor do they signal whether or not a person is 'deserving' of assistance. https://t.co/bTlonAat8V
— Saksi (@saksimalaysia) February 8, 2023
May people like you burn in the deepest pits oh hell ameen https://t.co/GmJhQwdHEM
— LéSecularDeMalaisié (@adam_danial033) February 7, 2023
We’re not fucking items for sale???
We’re tax paying human citizens, just the same as citizens with cocks??
I’m not going to police station offering to sell myself to police officers, or are you suggesting all women are by default prostitutes? https://t.co/MJnZXdGe8m
— Antitheist, Esq. (@demoiselledian) February 7, 2023
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