'We Do Not Want Sexist Nonsense From Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd' (or Down with the Obedient Wives Club!!)

Well done, Matthew Ong for initiating the campaign aginst the notorious Obedient Wives Club (OWC). The Facebook campaign namely 'We Do Not Want Sexist Nonsense From Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd' has so far gathered almost 4,000 members.

Do join. There are 5 slogans you can choose so far: 'Please save my wife/mummy/daughter/girlfriend/yourself'. Save your sanity, in short.

Just a little suggestion: why not set up an Obedient Husbands Club (OHC)?? It's the era of emancipation, is it not? So if there's a club for obedient wives, surely there ought to be one for obedient husbands.

If the wives are encouraged to "serve their husbands better than a first-class prostitute", the husbands too should be geared to "serve their wives better than a first-class gigolo".

Malaysia, truly boleh.

'PLEASE save my mummy.'

Facebook users can choose this slogan among five variants to voice their concern over a drive by the so-called Obedient Wives Club (OWC) to get women to be subservient to their husbands.

The man behind the anti-OWC campaign, Matthew Ong, said those who wanted to show their support needed to change their profile pictures to the wallpaper of the Facebook campaign, which featured five slogans, including 'Please save my mummy'. The other variants are 'Please save my wife/daughter/girlfriend/yourself'.

Mr Ong's attempt to debunk the OWC drive followed recent statements by leaders of the controversial club that social ills, such as prostitution, domestic abuse and human trafficking, were allegedly caused by wives who were not obedient to their husbands and had failed to sexually satisfy them.

The club gathered international headlines last week for its message that wives needed to obey and serve their husbands in every way, including being 'better than a first-class prostitute' in bed.

Mr Ong urged more Facebook users to join the group 'We Do Not Want Sexist Nonsense From Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd', which currently has 3,824 members.

From Straits Times, "FB users urged to support anti-'Obedient Wives' drive".

A Johor official for women and family affairs has slammed the newly-launched Obedient Wives Club, calling it an insult to the family institution and saying it was not welcome in her state.

Dr Robia Kosai, Johor's Women, Family, Health and Community Development Committee chairman, said the club, which proposed sex lessons for wives to keep their spouses from straying, sent a wrong message and was degrading to women, The Star newspaper reported.

She also asked why there was no similar club for husbands, whose infidelity was usually the cause for broken marriages, the paper added. "It is not fair to blame divorces entirely on the wives. In many cases, the husbands are the ones who have the affairs," she said.

The club was launched last weekend by a fringe Islamic group known as Global Ikhwan.

Meanwhile, a Facebook group called "We Do Not Want Sexist Nonsense From Global Ikhwan Sdn Bhd" has drawn 2,613 visitors within four days, the Star reported.

From Today, "Johor slams door on Obedient Wives Club". (09/06/11)

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