I love Marina Mahathir's quote, "If we need more proof that our education system is producing intellectual midgets, this is it."
The Star Thursday May 22, 2008
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.” – AFPMlle Monster says:
I am not sure if i am more mortified by the fact that this was a statement by a educated person or that it was made by a woman.
So its our school uniforms now that tip men over the edge and make them act like brutes unable to contain their excited libidos. So its our school girls' fault for wearing white cotton shirts, blue pinafores OVER it and long baju kurungs that they become victims of sexual crimes.
Not only is this an insult to women, but also to men to be regarded as having so little respect and decency that the mere shadow of a bra strap under a uniform would turn them into sickos that prey on kids.
This is so wrong on so many levels.