Solidariti bersama Ain Husniza (Malay/English)

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[ENGLISH VERSION BELOW] Kami (seperti di bawah) amat terganggu dan terkejut dengan komen-komen yang membahayakan dan ugutan yang dibuat oleh orang awam terhadap Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam.

Beliau, seorang pelajar 17 tahun, baru-baru ini telah melaporkan bahawa guru lelaki Pendidikan Jasmani Kesihatan di sekolahnya telah membuat ‘jenaka’ mengenai rogol dan menyiratkan bahawa pelajar lelaki boleh merogol perempuan dewasa dan bukan perempuan bawah umur. Ain telah berkongsi pengalamannya di TikTok, sebuah aplikasi perkongsian video.

Disebabkan video TikTok tersebut, Ain telah menerima ugutan rogol daripada seorang pelajar yang juga menuduhnya merosakkan imej sekolah. Ain juga dikritik menjadi “terlalu emosional” dan diberitahu bahawa kejadian tersebut harus diatasi secara dalaman di sekolah.

Jenaka mengenai rogol, komen lucah dan memalukan tubuh badan seseorang (body shaming) di media sosial

Walaupun video TikTok Ain menerima sokongan orang awam, ia juga telah menerima kutukan dan kritikan dalam bentuk komen seksual dan ugutan di media sosial. Gangguan dalam talian tersebut telah menyebabkan Ain menjadi subjek “victim blaming” (menyalahkan mangsa) dan objek seksual. Ain juga telah dikutuk kerana tidak memakai tudung.

Apa yang menakutkan, majoriti komen-komen tersebut telah dibuat oleh orang dewasa lelaki termasuklah yang dikatakan guru-guru lelaki. Ini adalah sesuatu yang amat menggelikan dan membawa malu terhadap profesion perguruan kerana guru sepatutnya menjadi contoh kepada para pelajar. Jika benarlah komen-komen tersebut dibuat oleh guru-guru, kami menuntut mereka disiasat dan tindakan keras diambil terhadap mereka. Kita mesti memastikan sekolah merupakan tempat yang selamat untuk semua pelajar.

Selain itu, komen Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara [pada masa itu] Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani juga membiasakan budaya rogol dengan mengatakan bahawa polis telah menerima laporan daripada seorang pelajar. Komen beliau, “mungkin gurauan oleh rakan sedarjahnya yang tidak dapat dia terima” adalah komen yang tidak sesuai dan tidak boleh diterima. Kenyataan seperti ini amatlah tidak sensitif dan mengejutkan kerana rogol dan jenaka rogol harus diambil kira sebagai ugutan kepada keselamatan. Oleh itu, kami mendesak [beliau] meminta maaf secara rasmi untuk kenyataannya yang tidak profesional dan tidak sensitif yang memandang rendah terhadap ugutan rogol dan memandang rendah terhadap kegusaran dan keresahan yang disebabkan gangguan seksual.

Kami ingin kejadian ini menjadi suatu pengajaran kepada semua untuk menolak budaya seksisme dan menolak semua bentuk gangguan seksual dalam kehidupan dan perbualan harian. Kami menuntut kebertanggungjawapan daripada para guru, sekolah, penguatkuasa undang-undang dan sesiapa sahaja yang telah menyebabkan gangguan terhadap Ain. Kami juga tidak menyokong apa-apa bentuk hukuman balas (retributive punishment) atau serangan secara beramai-ramai (mob attack) terhadap mereka yang telah menyerang Ain.

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Solidariti bersama Ain Husniza

Kami dengan sebulat suara menyokong Ain Husniza dan gerakannya #MakeSchoolASaferPlace. Ain telah menunjukkan keberanian dan kecekalan dengan mengkritik budaya misoginis yang toksik yang membiasakan jenaka rogol, antun seksual (sexual grooming), maskuliniti toksik (toxic masculinity) dan pedofilia.

Tindakan berani Ain dapat mewujudkan kesan positif dan menggalakkan lebih ramai pelajar dan orang muda untuk bangkit dan melawan gangguan seksual dan segala bentuk layanan yang mendiskriminasikan dan merendahkan pelajar perempuan di sekolah dan institusi pendidikan yang lain.

English version

We stand in solidarity with Ain Husniza

We, the undersigned are extremely disturbed and appalled by the horrible and dangerous comments and threats made by the public towards Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam, a 17-year-old Malaysian student, who recently called out a male PE (Pendidikan Jasmani Kesihatan) teacher in her school for ‘joking’ about rape and implying to male students that it was all right to rape adult women and not minors. Ain shared her experience on TikTok, a video sharing app.

This TikTok video resulted in Ain receiving a rape threat from a student, who also accused her of tainting the school’s image. Ain was also criticised for being “too emotional” and told that the incident should have been handled internally in the school.

Jokes about rape, lewd comments and body shaming on social media

Whilst Ain’s Tik Tok video received wide support from the public, it also unfortunately, has attracted a backlash in the form of lewd and threatening comments on social media. The online harassment has subjected Ain to victim-blaming and sexual objectification. It also condemned her for not wearing the tudung.

Disturbingly, a majority of these comments were made by adult men including, allegedly, male school teachers. This is disgusting and brings shame to the teaching profession as teachers are role models for their students. If those comments were indeed by teachers, we demand that they are thoroughly investigated and action is taken against them. We must make schools safe for all students.

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It is also appalling and shocking that the-then Deputy Inspector General of Police, Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani, normalises rape culture by stating that the police received a report from a student “regarding what may be a joke from her classmate, which she couldn’t accept”. This statement is insensitive and unacceptable coming especially from a senior law enforcer. Rape and rape jokes must be taken as direct threats to safety. Thus, we demand that [he] issue a formal apology for his unprofessional and insensitive statement that trivialises rape threats and undermines the fear and anxiety caused by sexual harassment.

We ask that this incident be a moment of education for everyone to unlearn sexism and reject any form of sexual harassment in our everyday lives and conversations. We demand accountability from teachers, schools, law enforcers and people who have caused harm to Ain. We do not support any form of retributive punishment or mob attack against anyone.

Solidarity with Ain Husniza

We unequivocally stand in solidarity with Ain Husniza and her #MakeSchoolASaferPlace movement. Ain has shown courage and determination by speaking out against this misogynistic toxic culture of normalising rape jokes, sexual grooming, toxic masculinity and paedophilia.

Her brave actions can create a positive ripple effect and encourage more students and youths to speak out against sexual harassment and all forms of degrading and discriminatory treatment of girl students in schools and other educational institutions.

Disokong oleh:

Organisasi:

Gabungan Bertindak untuk Kesaksamaan Gender (JAG)

1. All Women’s Action Society (Awam)
2. Association of Women Lawyers
3. Empower Malaysia
4. Family Frontiers Malaysia
5. Justice for Sisters
6. Kryss Network
7. Perak Women for Women
8. Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor
9. Sisters in Islam (SIS)
10. Sabah Women’s Action-Resource Group (Sawo)
11. Sarawak Women for Women Society
12. Tenaganita
13. Women’s Centre for Change (WCC)
14. Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO

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Badan bukan kerajaan:

1. 50-50 Malaysia
2. Advancing Knowledge in Democracy and Law initiative
3. Persatuan Aliran Kesedaran Negara (Aliran)
4. Amnesty International Malaysia
5. Beyond Borders Malaysia
6. Bulan Sisters
7. Borneo Konrad
8. Childline Foundation
9. Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ)
10. Community Transformation Initiative Berhad
11. Demokrat Kebangsaan
12. End CSEC Malaysia
13. Family Empowerment Society (Fame)
14. G25
15. Pergerakan Tenaga Akademik Malaysia (Gerak)
16. Health Equity Initiatives
17. Jurnal Sang Pemula
18. Kelab Warisan Wibawa (Wibawa Women)
19. Klass Society
20. Komuniti Muslim Universal (KMU Malaysia)
21. Lawyer Kamek for Change (LK4C)
22. Liga Rakyat Demokratik
23. Majlis Kebajikan Kanak-kanak Malaysia
24. Malaysian Action for Justice and Unity (Maju)
25. Make It Right Movement (MIRM)
26. Monsters Among Us (MAU)
27. National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC)
28. North South Initiative
29. Our Journey
30. Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (Patriot)
31. Pergerakkan Rapera (RaPeRa)
32. Persatuan Pengasuh Berdaftar Malaysia
33. Persatuan Promosi Hak Asasi Manusia (ProhamAM)
34. Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE)
35. PS The Children
36. Pusat Komas
37. Sabah Reform Initiative
38. Sabah Human Rights Centre (SHRC)
39. Sarawak Aids Concern Society
40. SeeEweEwD Malaysia
41. SPOT
42. Suara Rakyat Malaysia)
43. TAR Association New Youth (Tarany)
44. Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
45. The KLSCAH Women Division
46. Tiada.Guru
47. Toy Libraries Malaysia
48. Undi18
49. Vanguard4Change
50. Voice of the Children (VoC)

821 individu-individu

Ahli Parlimen:

1. Alice Lau Kiong Yieng, MP Lanang
2. Hannah Yeoh, MP Segambut
3. Kasthuri Patto, MP Batu Kawan
4. Kelvin Yii, MP Bandar Kuching
5. Khalid Abd Samad, MP Shah Alam
6. M Kula Segaran, MP Ipoh Barat
7. Maria Chin Abdullah, MP Petaling Jaya
8. Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, MP Masjid Tanah
9. Mohd Hatta Md Ramli, MP Lumut
10. Mukhriz Mahathir, MP Jerlun
11. Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, MP Setiawangsa
12. Rusnah Aluai, MP Tangga Batu
13. Sivarasa Rasiah, MP Sungai Buloh
14. Teo Nie Ching, MP Kulai

Parti politik:

1. DAP Wanita Malaysia
2. Parti Sosialis Malaysia

Syarikat:
1. The Body Shop Malaysia

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