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Hentikan obsesi terhadap pakaian perempuan! – SIS (Malay/English)

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[ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] Terdapat beberapa laporan yang menyatakan bahawa perempuan dikenakan tindakan pengawasan terhadap pemakaian mereka.

Satu contoh terbaru yang berlaku di Terengganu adalah di mana Hanafiah Mat, pengerusi jawatankuasa kebajikan, pembangunan wanita, keluarga dan perpaduan nasional negeri, mengumumkan bahawa tindakan akan diambil terhadap perempuan yang tidak mematuhi pemakaian “patuh syariah” di Terengganu.

Pada hari yang sama, seorang perempuan juga telah dihalau dari bangunan Parlimen kerana memakai skirt paras lutut dengan belahan.

Ia amat membimbangkan apabila tindakan pengawasan moral ini sentiasa berlaku di Malaysia.

Sisters in Islam (SIS) menolak dengan keras sebarang usaha oleh kerajaan, institusi awam atau sektor swasta yang memaksa perempuan untuk memakai pakaian mengikut peraturan dan standard mereka.

Tindakan ini merupakan salah satu bentuk pelanggaran hak dan gangguan terhadap perempuan yang memilih pakaian mereka dengan sendiri serta memperlekehkan maruah dan autonomi mereka.

SIS juga mengkritik sebarang usaha atau cubaan untuk memalukan perempuan secara terang-terangan dengan memaksa kod pemakaian terhadap mereka, seperti yang dilihat menerusi kenyataan Hanafiah Mat dan tindakan pegawai keselamatan di Parlimen yang menghalau perempuan hanya kerana pemakaiannya.

Pemaksaan kod pakaian seperti ini merendahkan martabat perempuan dan mewujudkan suatu perasaan yang takut dan ketidakselesaan terhadap perempuan di mana mereka sentiasa merasakan bahawa mereka dipantau dan dihakimi oleh orang ramai.

Oleh itu, kami menggesa pihak institusi awam dan swasta, serta orang ramai bagi mengakhiri obsesi mereka untuk mengawal perempuan, terutamanya cara mereka memakai pakaian. Hentikanlah tindakan meletakkan sesuatu standard tentang apa yang ‘sesuai’ dan ‘betul’ untuk perempuan kerana ia bersifat misoginis dan seksis! – SIS

English version

Enough of policing women’s clothing! – SIS

There have been multiple reports that women are being subjected to policing on their attire.

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The recent one is in Terengganu where Hanafiah Mat, who is the chairman of the state welfare, women’s development, family and national unity committee, ‘proudly’ announced that action would be taken against women who do not observe a “Sharia-compliant” dress code in Terengganu.

On the same day, a woman was expelled from Parliament for wearing a knee-length skirt with a slit.

It is disconcerting to see this kind of moral policing continuously happening in Malaysia.

Sisters in Islam (SIS) opposes any efforts by the government, public institutions or private sector to force women to dress according to their rules and standards. This is a form of violation and harassment to women to choose their attire and undermine their autonomy and dignity.

SIS also strongly condemns any attempts to publicly humiliate women and impose restrictive dress codes on them, as shown in Hanafiah Mat’s statement and the Parliament security officer’s expulsion of a visitor merely for her attire.

This imposition of dress codes degrades women and creates a climate of fear and insecurity as women feel like they are constantly monitored and judged by society in public spaces.

Therefore, it is imperative that both public and private institutions, as well as individuals put an end to this obsession with controlling women, particularly how they dress. It is misogynistic and sexist to set a standard for what is ‘appropriate’ and ‘proper’ for women. – SIS

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