In a post that has now been withdrawn, the Malaysian government had given some strange advice to women who are in lockdown with their partners. It was in relation to the cases of domestic violence increasing in the country.
The government had issued ‘guidelines’, which were:
1. Wear make-up
Malaysia has tips for women staying at home with their husbands during quarantine:— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 1, 2020
• DON’T Nag Your Husband
• DON’T Be Sarcastic
• DO Wear Makeup
• DO Dress Uphttps://t.co/daY0fynQxe
2. Avoid nagging
Malaysia’s government is facing backlash for an online campaign that advised women not to nag their husbands during the nation’s partial lockdown.— NPR (@NPR) April 1, 2020
It also advised women to refrain from being “sarcastic” if they asked for help with chores.https://t.co/jsOHhYEoa2
Malaysian government is urging women that while at home during this lock down to dress up, look nice and not to be sarcastic to their husband's if they need help in the house. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Karelina the Muinist (@Karolina_Kare) March 31, 2020
The fact the Malaysian government specifically offered advice to wives on how they should ‘behave’ is problematic enough. But the “official” tips included:— Georgie Dent (@georgiedent) April 1, 2020
– Don’t nag your husband.
– Don’t speak in an infantile voice.
– Wear makeup & dress neatly. 🙄😬🙄 https://t.co/FurfUFQ9bX
The Malaysian government tells women working from home to wear makeup, don’t use sarcastic tones with husbands. This was sent out via their fb&twitter pages with cutesy pictures to appear like a totally regular, ol’ infographic to spread awarenesshttps://t.co/nhqtW9cplt— Stina bo bina (@stinamariaxo) April 2, 2020
And ultimately, something really bizarre.
Doraemon made famous by Malaysia again … pic.twitter.com/f3FBLRV12e— Dr. Rais Hussin (@raishussin) April 2, 2020
A week after the women’s welfare ministry in Malaysia closed down a domestic violence hotline, it asked women to *looks at notes, takes a deep breath*— Nishita Jha (@NishSwish) April 1, 2020
WEAR MAKEUP AT HOME AND TALK LIKE A CARTOON CAT TO AVOID ANNOYING THEIR HUSBANDS. https://t.co/m2mp4GOvuW
‘Don’t nag’ and ‘wear make-up’ are things told to women for centuries now, but the Doraemon thing has to be a first.
In today’s episode of ‘what non-existent thing are women’, we are cartoons. Congratulations.
Also, for the record, Doraemon speaks like this.
Quite unsettling that someone somewhere in Malaysia is turned on by the fucking Doraemon voice— حاكيمي🌹 (@phospholivid) March 31, 2020
In Malaysia, after a week of being locked up. Husbands might be getting fed up with their wives. So the government advice is to use “Doraemon’s voice” and giggling coyly. https://t.co/qDnJrsBYGO— Bernie (@birdysinging) March 31, 2020