When politics is stripped to bare essentials

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Politics is the art of the possible, they say. Here (photo credit: Malaysiakini) is an example of the various approaches used by contesting parties in a by-election to woo and bait the voters.

In this case, women, scantily clad to be sure, are used to ‘win the hearts’ (perhaps minds too) of the voters.

Has the role of women in politics been reduced to this?

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3 Responses to “When politics is stripped to bare essentials”


  1. 1 siew eng 4 April 2009 at 8:20 am

    “reduced”? it’s never been any higher.

    their skills are either in beguiling voters or feeding people.

    their relegated roles in this patriarchal society are such that the idea of girls doing better in school is something not to be borne at all as reflected in the concerned voices over the revelation that there are more young women in universities than men. why is the reverse never a ‘problem’?

  2. 2 Jules 6 April 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I’m a woman who believes in equal rights for all genders … even transgenders. So here we have scantily dressed female dancers to woo/bait voters (of the male specie, I presume).

    What about entertainment for the ladies then? A few guys with dazzling 6-packs and shaking booties could do the trick. Unless of course, the male organizers feel intimidated?

    What about all those UMNO Youth protest against ‘indecently’ dressed pop stars? But this being the (supposedly) supporting act for ex-UMNO Youth Head Zahid Hamidi … well, does anyone care to condemn it as haram?

    Anyway, whoever thought of this ridiculous staging, obviously lacks brain folds. Wasting money on such frivolity sure says a lot about the mentality of BN.


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