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More to focus on than policing women’s clothing appearance


WE’RE seeing another attempt to police women’s clothing. This time, it’s by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa, who announced on Monday that the government is working on a dress code for Muslim women in the private sector.

The obsession to control what women wear has to stop now. We reject efforts to police women’s clothing and restrict women’s freedom of expression. Such policies are also extremely sexist as they are based on the stereotype that women are seductresses.

   

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