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Talk like Doraemon & don’t nag: Malaysian Health Ministry issues coronavirus lockdown advisory for wives, sparking fierce backlash

Posted by RT on March 31, 2020  |   Comments Off on Talk like Doraemon & don’t nag: Malaysian Health Ministry issues coronavirus lockdown advisory for wives, sparking fierce backlash

Malaysian health authorities have issued a coronavirus lockdown advisory for wives, urging them not to "nag" their husbands and instead be "feminine." The advice was deemed to be highly sexist and attracted a storm of criticism.

The ministry shared its wisdom on social media, releasing an infographic on how to act 'properly' during isolation. One image provides an insight for wives on how to do house chores while being stuck inside with their spouses.

"If you see your husband carry out a task in a manner that clashes with your own method, avoid nagging," the image reads. Apart from that, women should "mimic the tone of Doraemon" – a robotic cat from a popular Japanese manga – and reinforce their statements with a coy and "feminine" laugh.

In a separate graphic, the ministry also advised women to refrain from making "sarcastic" comments if their spouses are not helping with household tasks.

The advisory promptly went viral and triggered a storm of criticism, with many attacking the graphics as ultimately sexist and dehumanizing.

Others said the ministry should actually teach men not to engage in domestic violence instead of lecturing women on how to pacify their spouses.

Some took a more light-hearted stance, pointing out that the advisory doesn't make any sense since Doraemon, is actually a male robotic cat, while others suggested it might be a bad April Fools' joke released too early.

Following the outrage, the offensive imagery vanished from the ministry's social media. Earlier pieces of 'advice' for women, however, remain readily available. On Friday, for instance, the health authority told women to avoid wearing "home clothes," as well as to keep the dining table, kitchen and living room clean and neat during the lockdown.

"Present yourself as per usual, wear makeup and dress neatly," the graphic reads.

Malaysia's standing movement control order, introduced to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, was extended until April 14 last week. The country has been affected by the pandemic relatively moderately so far with some 2,700 confirmed cases and over 40 deaths.

Worldwide, the coronavirus infection tally has already smashed past the 800,000 mark, while nearly 39,000 people have died from the disease.

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WATCH: Well-equipped protesters locked in ferocious street battle with Hong Kong police

Posted by RT on August 26, 2019  |   Comments Off on WATCH: Well-equipped protesters locked in ferocious street battle with Hong Kong police

Police and protesters got up close and personal on Hong Kong streets, a newly posted video shows, and protesters looked like they meant business, appearing to be armed on a par with the city’s law enforcement.

The footage shows the police in full riot gear battling protesters who themselves were armed with baseball bats, metal sticks and sharp objects.. Many of them had gas masks on and were seen throwing rocks and other solid objects at the security forces.

In the video footage, there’s also smoke wafting about, likely from tear gas canisters. 

The video is just the latest evidence of increasing violence from both the police and demonstrators in the city.

But international scrutiny has mostly been focused on police brutality, despite the circulation of videos showing aggressive behavior from baton-wielding masked protesters. 

The latest alarming video elicited a mixed response from Twitter users. Some were in support of the protesters, pointing out that they’d acted in self-defense. 

Others were not as sympathetic, claiming that the protests were no longer peaceful, while also pointing out how well-equipped the protesting activists are.

Some compared the Hong Kong police’s reactions to other forces from around the world.

The latest report by Hong Kong police stated that 36 people were arrested during Sunday’s protests, including a 12-year old, for various violent acts. The demonstrations in Hong Kong began in June as an outcry against the so-called extradition bill that would have allowed Hong Kong authorities to detain and extradite people to mainland China. The bill has since been suspended, but protests have not died down.

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