May 22, 2008

umm.., hello? WAKE UP.

1.School uniform sexy, says group

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.

In multicultural Malaysia, home to majority-Muslim Malays as well as ethnic Chinese and Indians, female students at government schools have a choice of wearing a white blouse with a knee-length skirt or pinafore.

They may also wear a "baju kurung" and a headscarf is optional for Malay students.
Munirah said that "covering up" according to Islamic precepts was important to fend off social ills, including "rape, sexual harassment and even premarital sex."

"This leads to babies born out of wedlock and, to an extent, even prostitution," she said.

"Decent clothes which are not revealing can prevent and protect women from any untoward situations," she said, suggesting that girls wear a blouse of a different colour or with an undergarment.

However, the girls themselves also came in for criticism, with the association saying that some used the white blouse to lure men.

"This is the source of the problem, where we can see that schoolgirls themselves are capable of using this to attract men to them," Munirah said.

"This could see them getting molested, having premarital sex and all sorts of things." – AFP

Are they joking? We all wore pinafore when we were in school back then. We all wore the translucent cotton baju kurung. Don’t they remember Suzailin who was raped by a bus driver and was tied with her own headscarf? Don’t they remember Nurin, who was only 8 when she was brutally and sexually assaulted? She had no “assets” whatsoever, so where the hell was the attraction coming from? She wasn’t wearing sexy, menjolok mata apparel!

It’s not the clothes. Please wake up. People from our mom’s era wore all kinds of clothes which are now deemed as “pakaian sungguh tak sopan”. As our mothers’ values change from the so-called jahiliah mentality to the better Muslim image, some other people’s values have change for the worse as well.

Noticed how borderless the world has become nowadays? Notice how people regard porn as a norm? Notice how much the US culture is infiltrating the minds of our little ones nowadays? Didn't notice? Start noticing~

Please wake up. It’s not the dressing that must change. It’s the mentality that needs to be polished and better values that need to be instilled to make people better people.

1 comment:

Dini Azahar said...

omg, I sOoO agree with you honeystar. You know I read that article as well the other day and I had the same reaction like yours..I was like, "What?! Are you kidding me!". Kalau mcm tu dah ramai clubbers kena rape in the