Tackle misogyny through education, cultural reform, say activists
Society also needs to push back, speak out against moral policing by authorities and public, they say.
Copy URLSchools need to introduce gender mutual respect syllabus to educate students to counter a culture that allows rape jokes, activists say. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, May 7, 2021.MISOGYNY can only be tackled through education and culture reform, said activists following uproar over news of a male teacher who made rape jokes in class and female students’ testimonies of forced period spot checks in schools.
“Schools need to introduce gender mutual respect syllabus to educate students to counter a culture that allows rape jokes,” said former Women’s Aid Organisation executive director Ivy Josiah. Read more: TheMalaysianInsight »
Dirty factories: Two Penang food manufacturers shut down for two weeks
BUTTERWORTH: A tofu factory and a shrimp paste manufacturer have been ordered to close down for two weeks due to unhygienic conditions at their factories.
'Govt needs to do whatever it takes to tackle Covid-19' | New Straits TimesKUALA LUMPUR: The federal government must use its powers provided by the Emergency Ordinance 2021 to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the country before the situation spirals out of control. Yeah? Where was all this 4 weeks ago? When they could've shut down the bazaars n other big gatherings, curbed over crowded malls, ensured no one could travel interstate and maybe we would not have needed this harsh lockdown.
Firefighters tackle blaze at 19-storey London tower blockThe fire comes almost four years after 72 people died at the Grenfell Tower inferno. FMTNews Wtf,not again
Wisma Putra organising special flight for Malaysians in India, says Hishamuddin | The Malaysian InsightThe special repatriation mission, using a special charter aircraft from Malaysia, will depart to New Delhi and Mumbai soon.
Experts urge sex education training for teachers | The Malaysian InsightThey say this will ensure that they have the right mindset and vocabulary to hold classes on the subject.