Archive for the 'women' Category

11
Jul
07

Aah, very tiring!

A very interesting letter I read in Youth2 section of theStar.

Excerpts,

[…]

My main question is why do I feel that being a man is not easy, and it is hard to understand women because they are so complex. If a man tries to woo a girl in general, it means that HE needs to really understand everything about her to successfully win her heart. But for women, it all boils down to two words: yes or no.  

I feel like being with the opposite sex is very tiring. We do all the work and try to make a good impression.

[…]

Well I certainly can identify with his grouses. But that’s life I guess. So what say you?

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03
Jul
07

Seriously out of hand

What the hell’s wrong with us?

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(Source: The Electric New Paper, Singapore)

It is alleged that the incident took place in front of the school children that the bus drivers were picking up too.

Something is seriously wrong when a mother begins to contemplate revenge in this sort of way just because of a rude remark. We may not know exactly what happened, but getting 8 gangsters to to whack up two defenseless bus drivers is over the top and almost criminal, especially when done in front of children.

Truly hell hath no fury like a woman’s scorn.

27
Jun
07

Can’t tell the difference between bikini’s and hot pants??

Apparently, MPs in Parliament has so much time as to debate the difference between a bikini and hot pants.

Picture credit: TVSmith.  

One of them, Datuk Hasni Mohamad (BN-Pontian), who had submitted a question on the matter in the Dewan Rakyat, asked how the ministry could have overlooked such a thing.

“How can such a thing be overlooked by the ministry because these girls were paraded not only in Kuala Lumpur but also nationwide?” he said when raising a supplementary question.

And another

The other backbencher, Datuk Mohamad Aziz (BN-Sri Gading), asked why no action was taken in the matter when the country had pertinent legislation.

“We have the legislation and we say there will be enforcement but when someone violates the law we do not act, more so when the offender is a foreigner,” he said, adding that the authorities were either afraid or embarrassed to be candid with offenders and thus remain silent.

To which the reply from the Sports Ministry was:

Parliamentary Secretary to the Youth and Sports Ministry S. Vigneswaran, when replying to the questions, said the models did not wear swim suits but were attired in hot pants.

First of all, Mr. Vigneswaran can’t tell the difference between a bikini and hot pants. These are hot pants:

So Mr. Parliamentary Secretary sir, the GT ladies are wearing bikinis okay.

And to the two BN MPs, stop looking okay-if you can’t prevent yourself from getting a nosebleed. Instead of wasting time debating about these trivial matters-why not turn your attention to more pertinent issues?

11
Jun
07

What if cohabitating couples were extended legal status in Malaysia?

There is an interesting article in the TimesOnline, (that is a British newspaper). It is a comment on the UK government’s proposal to come up with laws to offer legal redress and protection for parties involved in a cohabitational arrangement.

An excerpt:

And whereas divorce law entails a panoply of arrangements to protect children, recompense those who sacrificed careers and determine alimony, when cohabiting couples split up there are few enforceable rights for either party.

The Government (UK) is therefore now proposing to look again at the implications of cohabitation, and especially at legal protection for those who suffer financially – almost always women – when the relationship ends.

I was thinking about a possible situation and applications in Malaysia.

Obviously we can’t have a law like that in Malaysia, since the situation does not apply. By far and large couples in Malaysia do get married. And it is a waste of parliament time to debate laws that affect only a minority of the population-and who do not even have kids.

But what struck me was the thinking and motivation behind introducing such laws. It is rather clear that such a proposal would be extremely controversial in Malaysia, would not be quite so in the UK, even among conservatives who value marriage and family.

It begs the question why the controversy in Malaysia? Cynical-minded me would think that we are more concerned about labels and reputation and religiosity and some abstract notion of “Asian values”. Too blind perhaps to see the positive side of such laws, which would offer protection to children born out of wedlock and unmarried women at the losing end of a broken relationship.

Incidentally, in the US, it is found that incidences of single parenthood and divorce are higher among those who are at the lower end of the wage and education scale. I have a nagging suspicion that this will be so in Malaysia, if not already.

Debates of this nature are like debates concerning AIDS prevention. In a country like Malaysia, do you promote the condom or promote abstinence? It would be a tragedy if all we did was to confine discussions to the level of “social debate” and the average Pengajian Am karangan. Real people are involved.

08
Jun
07

Silly Paris Hilton MTV. Absolutely funny…

Do you love to hate Paris Hilton, or hate to love her?

Hold your breath, cause it almost made me puke.

02
Jun
07

Women in Art

Check out this cool video:

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

By: eggman913

Kinda interesting to note that the depiction of femininity doesn’t seem to change that much at all from the past to the near present.

30
May
07

Lina Joy’s conversion not recognized…

It’s official, the Federal Court has ruled that Lina Joy has to go through the Sharia Court to remove the word ‘Islam’ from her identity card. This is tantamount to saying that she is NOT recognized as a non-Muslim despite her baptism.

News links: Reuters, The Australian, BBC. 

I’ll post my thoughts later. But in the mean time, opinions anyone?




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