Ladies aren’t Doraemon: Malaysians blast Ministry’s sexist posters on social media

To advertise family happiness, girls should not nag their husbands to partake in family chores; they need to, as a substitute cajole him, in voice like Japanese cartoon character, Doraemon (who’s male), and a giggle too.

That is the recommendation from the Ladies and Household Improvement Ministry by way of certainly one of their posters to advertise “family happiness”. (The ministry has since issued a public apology and brought down the offending posters).

Naturally, Malaysians weren’t amused by the ministry’s sexist PSAs and inside hours, memes had been flooding social media like one by Hakam Youth that includes an irate Doraemon saying, “I don’t patronise girls.”

Many Malaysians couldn’t perceive the reference to Doraemon or how the ministry may trivialise the problem of gender stability and home violence notably through the MCO when victims of home violence are notably susceptible.

One other chauvinistic poster urged girls to “costume up” at house implying {that a} lady must look good with a view to keep concord along with her partner. Folks had been having none of that both.

Ladies’s Assist Organisation got here up with their very own poster to counter the ministry’s dangerous messaging on their PSAs.

One other stand out graphic that was circulating on-line was one titled, “Lelaki sejati tolong isteri” (An actual man helps his partner) which supplied six factors on how family tasks and concord rests on the shoulders of women and men. Maybe the ministry ought to take notice.

Activist Emellia Shariff, one of many founders of The G-Weblog additionally supplied a substitute for the ministry’s posters, about shared accountability and gender stability.

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