I cannot resist the temptation to quote today's (Thu Nov 1) The Straits Times on the emotional abuse of Malaysia's Muslim men:
Malaysia's Muslim men are suffering sleepless nights and cannot pray properly because their thoughts are distracted by a growing number of women who wear sexy clothes in public, a prominent opposition cleric said.
Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, the spiritual leader of Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), said he wanted to speak about the "emotional abuse" that men face because it is seldom discussed, the fundamentalist Islamic party reported on its website yesterday.
"We always (hear about) the abuse of children and wives in households, which is easily perceived by the eye, but the emotional abuse of men cannot be seen", Datuk Nik Aziz said. "Our prayers become unfocused and our sleep is often disturbed".
He has made controversial comments about women in the past, including that women should stop wearing lipstick and perfume to lower the risk of being raped.
Women's groups have slammed his statements. They say comments like his encourage rapes because they put the blame on women.
Datuk Nik Aziz is also a Chief Minister of Kelantan, the sole Malaysian state not ruled by the Barisan National governing coalition.
In the northern state, the Islamic party has fined Muslim women for not wearing head-scarves in workplaces and implemented separate check-out lines for men and women in supermarkets.
Maybe Miessakit should be notified about this potential collaboration partner ?