Oh no, she didn’t! *finger snaps*
A female member of parliament Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff actually believes that the rampant sex crimes in Malaysia should be blamed by women who dress ‘indecently’.
The PAS Rantau Panjang MP addressed the issue at Dewan Rakyat, saying that indecent dressing has become a norm among young women in Malaysia. She said that that this was not helped by the government’s insistence on bringing in international artistes, whom she claimed set a bad example.
“The government should consider enacting laws to prevent women from wearing indecent clothing to prevent sexual crimes”.
Siti Zailah took a swipe at women who wore short pants, labeling them indecent. She also commented that stewardesses’ uniforms were “too tight”. The PAS muslimat chief (women’s wing) urged the Women, Family and Community Ministry to enforce a dress code for women, which she believed could prevent sexual harassment.
Soon enough, we’ll be advised not to carry handbags due to the rising cases of snatch-theft. With all due respect, a criminal doesn’t rape a woman based on her article of clothing, but based on his moral understanding of what is right and wrong Teach men how to respect women and how to counter rape culture, and not tell women what they should and should not wear.