Finding Power in Words

The Joint-Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG)* will be hosting the “Aiyoh… Wat Lah?! Awards” today, aimed at highlighting sexist, misogynistic, homophobic and/or transphobic statements made by those in authority and published in the media. Yeah so, big deal right? Politicians have been saying silly things for years now, why should we pay attention now, […]

Ana the Foreign Mother

Not long after I started work at a women’s rights organisation, I was alerted by a friend that friend whose husband had taken her kids. This is how I learnt about the broken system in Malaysia and authorities who are quick to wash their hands off anything that smells of domestic problems. It is has […]