My blog buddy, Pablo who is also a lawyer wrote a lengthy post about the girls’ white school uniforms. It probably sets him off more than I because he has seen the real cases in the courts. So, let me paste what he ranted :

Perhaps Munirah and her association ought to go and study why is it that pre-marital sex, rape and incest is prevalent amongst certain communities in this country. Take a visit to the courts – especially in the rural areas. It is not uncommon to find some blokes being charged for rape or incest. It is an open secret. Moreover, just search in the internet for certain keywords with 3gp and a certain race in Malaysia and you will find a whole list of sites with homemade videos of young couples making out and enjoying their video shooting session. Of course, I am not trying to say there are no social ills amongst the other communities but there are. I am just saying that with this community, the problem is more serious that what it is made out to be.

Now, I do not totally dismissed that Munirah does have a point there. But let me bring her back to the times of Noah, or Nuh whom I am sure she can connects with. The verses are Bible verses found in Genesis or Kejadian.

TUHAN nampak betapa jahatnya manusia di bumi; fikiran mereka sentiasa dipenuhi kejahatan. Oleh itu TUHAN menyesal kerana sudah menjadikan manusia dan menempatkan mereka di bumi.

(from Al-Kitab)

See? Humans are inherently evil. They are full of lust. The men and the women are always thinking of fornication. (btw, there was once I was on lector’s duty and I had to read out fornication to a crowd of 500 in that sombre church of mine, phew…do you know how hard is that?)

So, we know the root cause is our human minds. We are built like this. And how do we counter it? With some moral upbringing, some religious foundation, some cause and effects and most of all, some awareness and admission. That we are lustful, full of evil thoughts and any wrongdoings will lead to punishment.

Munirah is trying to fight forest fire by sprinkling water. It won’t work that way, my dear. Just expose yourself to the internet, TV, media and even cartoon in the form of Anime. Nubile school girls in white uniforms with bouncy breasts and short skirts exposing their panties ARE ON ASTRO all day. Little kids as young as three years old watch them. That’s why I am always hovering around my younger kids and tell them it is NOT ok to glue themselves to lesbians and gays animes, students-teachers love affairs, perverted panty sniffing oldmen cartoons and such.

Face it, know what they offer and guide our children. Do not be fooled that the world is according to RTM 1. That’s where the problem starts from. Parents and the older generations who watch too much holy-moly, religious stuffs and thought the world remains on this axis. They are blind to the evil creeping into our society. They have no ideas what kind of stuffs their youths are devouring.

The fault is not the white school blouse but our ignorance and the lack of guidance we give to our children. If we do not know what is evil, how are we going to fight evil? The evil is the Setan. The Setan that constantly creeps around. Probably the Setan has misguided some parties as well, tell them to wrap up. And the more it is hidden, the temptation to unveil that becomes even stronger. Remember?

If God has not told Adam and Eve NOT to eat the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve probably wouldn’t be tempted. Now, apply this in our society. If we stop treating women like the forbidden fruits, bungkus macam buah cempedak, the men will be less inclined to taste it. I am not suggesting stripping them bare lah. But just chill a bit lah, don’t be so uptight.

Yes, there are lots of girls out there, trying to grow up before their minds are mature enough to handle the consequences. That I say is due to the lack of parental love, their needs for acceptance and being loved. As for the males, they too have the same kind of needs of parental love, recognition of their abilities and they need to be given the proper guide.

So essentially, yes, we have failed in fighting against these evils of rape, incest and premarital sex (in this case, it is what is call seks rambang, the wild kind) because we are ignorant, barking up the wrong tree and being too ‘latah’ (panicky). Educate ourselves and our children.

Do I have a suggestion to this white blouse issue? Hell no, do you know how hot is our country? That’s why we have white blouses. I was a prefect and my uniform was a white blouse and a white skirt. And I wasted so many years in school without ever realising that white blouse is titillating. *sobs* Wasted years. LOL. But thanks to Munirah and her uptight suggestion, now all the school girls will find more ways to be sex objects.

**My post is not meant to suggest that decent coverage of the body is not important. It is. But we cannot point finger that it is the women’s fault that sex crimes were their own doing.