Malaysia’s Women’s Affairs Ministry has sparked a sexism row by offering shocking lockdown advice to women across the country.
In a campaign complete with the hashtag #WomenPreventCOVID19, the ministry said that women should “dress up at home and avoid nagging their husbands”.
The campaign depicted posters such as one of a man sitting on a sofa with a caption asking for women to refrain from being “sarcastic” if they would like help with chores around the house.
The campaign repeatedly uses gender stereotypes and insists women wear makeup and keep up their appearance while in lockdown at home.
Women’s groups across Malaysia have warned that the lockdown, in place since March 18th, could lead to an increase in domestic violence.
Malaysia currently ranks 104th out of 153 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index.
Source: National Post