Rape is no joke: Malaysians urged to take a stand against rape culture


Malaysians need to fight sexism by condemning sexist behaviour and by supporting women. Photo: Filepic

Survivors of sexual violence who heard actor Fauzi Nawawi’s rape comment on a local talk show are likely to be re-traumatised, self-blame, and feel that there is no recourse for the violation they experienced, says Engender Consultancy founder and managing director Omna Sreeni-Ong.

In the Rumah No 107 talk show on Astro Warna recently, Fauzi describes his rape scene with his co-actor graphically and even boasts about enjoying it, saying that he was “turned on” by it.

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