Malaysia are urging women to dress up at home and to “stop nagging” their husbands in coronavirus advice issued in the country.
Online posters the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19, Malaysia’s women’s affairs ministry issued advice on how to avoid domestic conflicts, during the country’s partial lockdown.
A campaign poster shows a man sitting on the sofa and is asking women to not be “sarcastic” if they want help with chores in the home.
How did we go from preventing baby dumping, fighting domestic violence to some sad variant of the Obedient Wives Club? https://t.co/1SrVYp0e5d
— Polly Tropos (@yinshaoloong) March 31, 2020
A manager at All Women’s Action Society, a Malaysian advocacy group said, “(It) is extremely condescending both to women and men.
“These posters promote the concept of gender inequality and perpetuate the concept of patriarchy.”
Yin Shao Loong said on Twitter, “How did we go from preventing baby dumping, fighting domestic violence to some sad variant of the Obedient Wives Club?”
Malaysia went into partial lockdown on 18 March, the country has 2,766 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 45 deaths.
In just 24 hours the Spanish health ministry confirmed 7,719 new cases of coronavirus with the total now standing at 102,136, up from 94,417 on Tuesday.