School uniforms encourage rape, apparently.

From Marina Mahathir’s blog:

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian group condemned the uniform worn by girls at government schools, saying it encouraged rape and pre-marital sex.

“The white blouse is too transparent for girls and it becomes a source of attraction,” National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia vice-president Munirah Bahari said in a statement.

“It becomes a distraction to men, who are drawn to it, whether or not they like looking at it,” she said, calling for a review of uniform policy so that it did not violate Islamic ideals.

ARGH!

Rape is NOT about clothing! It’s not about transparent cloth! It’s about power and taking advantage of vulnerability!

There’s so many things that could be fixed with the education system and all you can think about is a non-issue?!

I don’t believe it’s Islamic to go off on petty things. If you’re seriously concerned about rape, don’t blame the victim, and don’t go pinning it on irrelevant things. Work on things like safety education, respect, and self-care. Get people to realize that rape is wrong.

School uniforms have nothing to do with it, so stop wasting time.

9 Responses

  1. This seems like just another version of a blame-the-victim attitude. You know, like how people used to say a woman in a miniskirt was asking for it? It’s sick.

  2. Your maturity amazes me! Always be proud of yourself,but always take care not to hurt anyone. Congratulation also
    for getting in to 9rules.Keep educating people what is good.
    You have my wholehearted support always with you.Love.
    Mum.

  3. Would they prefer the girls go without blouses like “uncovered meat left out for cats”?

    Victim blaming has got to be the lowest of the low.

  4. anyway I think it’s a good move to make it not transparent .

  5. Agree on the implication of sexual allure with mini skits and female sailor dresses. I am a parent whom have my days of wildness, its all about home up bring against fashion. If the “victim” knows how to balance that – with the help of parents of course – it could be passed as “another TEENs’ thing”…

    My opinion is that home education is very important.

  6. Mooky: You have seriously got to be kidding.

    Firstly, Malaysian uniforms don’t have sailor suits and mini skirts. And even if they did, NO WAY are they responsible for the rape of school children.

    Clothes have nothing to do with rape.

  7. Whee! Let’s kill the fashion industry and just all dress in burlap sacks.

  8. And when we think that things couldn’t get any humorous…

    Prevention is better than cure. But this is just absurd. It’s all about educating the sick minded people “RAPE is WRONG”. Period.

  9. Hi,
    Please I would like to know; if there is any Malaysian Law and condition guiding organising an educational competition where by the participant will register with a token fee?

    1. Participant age below 18 years
    2. participant age above 18 years

    Please give me details

    Thanks

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