Ministry faces backlash over posters


Unwelcome advice: One of the posters posted on the Women and Family Development Ministry’s social media accounts.

PETALING JAYA: A series of posters on “Kebahagian Rumahtangga” (Household Happiness) posted on the Women and Family Development Ministry’s Facebook page has raised the ire of women because of their sexist messaging that does not only stereotype women, but also insinuates that women are responsible for domestic conflict.

In one poster showing a caricature of a woman and a man hanging clothes out to dry, the message reads: Jika melihat pasangan melakukan sesuatu yang bercanggah dengan kehendak kita, elakkan dari berleter – gunakan perkataan “humorous” seperti “cara sidai baju macam ni lah sayangku” (tiru nada Doraemon dan diikuti dengan gelak manja).Translation: If your spouse does something you don’t like, don’t nag. Use humour and tell him: “This is the way to hang the clothes, my darling” (use Doraemon-tone and giggle).Women’s rights activists urged Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun to remove the posters.

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