Too much blood has been shed over a tiny matter. Ok that was pretty lame, but there has been one issue too many over a tissue. That wasnt good either.
So the story goes about this other young nubile woman. She was shipped abroad at a tender age of 11 and is currently in the final phase of completing her law degree . Her maturity and intelligence belies her age, her beauty transcends ages and her charms would hold her in good stead in years to come. Flawless she is not. She slept with a white guy who she happened to be in a relationship with. Nothing wrong with that except she told mum.
We all know what transpired next. She had her marching orders and her freedom curtailed. Mum also drew out a list of criteria of dateable men. Malay, old money, good school, etc etc. The only qualified men are her brothers.
Screw women rights if the perennial debate of abstinence and marriage are still governed by feudal customs. These customs were created by men to control their women. Dare I say, religious scriptures are used to promote and propagate that it has become embedded in the way society interact. Unfortunately, the strongest proponents are often women themselves.
This young woman remains steadfast in her convictions. I hope she continues to do so.