WAO slams Slimme White ad on domestic abuse victim

Source: FMT News

Women’s Aid Organisation says women need respect and equality, not a beauty product that promises fair skin and a flat tummy.

PETALING JAYA: The Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) today slammed an advertisement featuring a domestic abuse survivor whose husband begs her to return after she uses a beauty product to make her thinner and fairer.

Calling the Slimme White ad “offensive, unhealthy and irresponsible”, WAO said such advertisements were also “incredibly damaging” as they implied that women who look a certain way deserve abuse, and that their husbands have a right to abuse them.

“Ads like this enable domestic violence.

“The video’s perverse logic is essentially: be pretty and your husband won’t hit you. What an insult to women,” it said in a statement. Read more

Male domestic abuse victims require attention too

Source: FMT News

PETALING JAYA: Men should stand up for their own kind, especially for the sake of those among them who are silent victims of domestic abuse.

This is because some men are still reluctant to go to the authorities themselves, despite the rising number of cases involving domestic violence against their gender, Sabah Women’s Action-Resources Group (Sawo) president Winnie Yee said.

“Men should come forward to address this issue and provide support to those who need help.

“Just as women’s organisations like us are providing help to other women, men should do the same,” she told FMT. Read more

In Kelantan, husband beats up wife for refusing sex while on period

Source: The Malay Mail Online

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28 ― A goldsmith pleaded not guilty in a magistrate court in Kota Baru yesterday after he was charged of hitting his wife for refusing sex, with the latter claiming she was on menstruating.

In a report by Sinar Harian, the accused, 49, allegedly committed the offence against his 44-year-old wife at 7am on July 22, in a house in Pengkalan Chepa.

Under Section 375A of the Penal Code that regulates rape, the accused can be jailed for up to five years if convicted.

The man had initially pleaded guilty after he was charged, but changed his plea after hearing the explanation on mandatory jail. Read more