Malaysian teenager Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam drew attention to the issue of rape culture in schools. Photo: Reuters
Malaysian teenager Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam drew attention to the issue of rape culture in schools. Photo: Reuters
Sophie Lemière
Opinion

Opinion

Sophie Lemière

As Malaysia confronts rape culture in schools, conservative norms are being scrutinised

  • A Malaysian student last month posted a video reporting one of her teachers telling students: ‘If you want to rape someone make sure they are over 18’
  • Rather than the consequences of Islamic conservatism, the controversy is a symptom of a global culture of gendered violence

Malaysian teenager Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam drew attention to the issue of rape culture in schools. Photo: Reuters
Malaysian teenager Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam drew attention to the issue of rape culture in schools. Photo: Reuters
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