I was fuming coming to work this morning - not my Selangor Omnibus, the driver got a new bus, i can't help but peeping every now and then to see him smiling on my way to work since monday.
This morning, while i was tripping happily to my office, I heard a Fix-It over FlyFM's Pagi Show, where they helped to fix 'Josephine's' problem with her colleague at work. Working in ads company, her XY-chromosome colleague told her to 'stay away' from their sport company deal. I bet she had enough being pushed away, she got Phatt Fabes and Ben to call the colleague. This MCP (ops, i know it's too harsh for a sweet lady like me ... hehehhe.. don't puke on me ok?:) told the deejays that he didn't want her to work in this project but she is a girly type of gal, therefore, she doesn't know much about sports. After saying that and much more degrading remarks on national radio, the deejays put Josephine on and the former asked her what she wants that MCP to do. She wanted him to apologise and the MCP said this "Apologise for you being dumb?". Boys was i mad, really i could punch his face blue black.
Since i've started nagging about how some people treated women badly, simply for being women, i must give my 2-cents on the indo-french teen model, who fled The Little Red Dot, back into the arms of her loving family, with the assistance of many unsung heroes. While she has appeared every cheerful talking to the press about her ordeals, sadly inconsistently perhaps due to her euphoria coming back home safely, I would appreciate you reserve your comments like "Aah, just another gold digger/spoilt brad who cannot have her freedom in Kelantan/another cheap attention seeker", let us not forget and raise BIG doubts on why her mother was not allowed to enter Malaysia (Dulu one Mongolian lady and her cousins, now Mano's mommy too? Our Immigation Dept is definitely so 'powerfool' huh?), why she needed to run away while in civilised The Little Red Dot (Integrity, Service, Excellence for SPF, Tegas, Adil, Berhemah for our police, which one would you trust your life with? Go figure), just to name a few.
"Woman was taken out of man; not out of his head to top him, nor out of his feet to be trampled underfoot; but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved”
"In rural areas of America, there is a growing increase in poverty, homelessness and hunger. You cannot separate these factors from domestic violence ‑- a mother with three kids and no financial security is going to stiffen her lip and take the abuse, because not only does she have nowhere else to go, she has three children depending on her for survival." - Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas
"It's not enough for women to speak out on the issue ‑- for the message to be strong and consistent, women's voices must be backed up by men's." - Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Michigan
"When you're in a broken family and your role model is a violent male, boys grow up believing that's the way they're supposed to act. And girls think that's an accepted way men will treat them." - Rep. Jim Costa, California
"To help break the cycle of domestic violence, we must allow survivors to take time off from work without fear of losing their job, to go to court, to see a doctor or to find a safe place to live." - Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, California
"Growing up in a small Alaska town, domestic violence was that dirty little secret nobody talked about. We must start talking about it. For too long, we have been providing protection to the wrong people." - Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
"I grew up with an extremely abusive father. As a mother, I wanted to protect my own children from exposure to violence. When I found out one of my daughters was in an abusive relationship, it broke my heart. Finally, she left him ‑- but only after his abuse started spreading to the children." - Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, Florida
"The key thing is to ensure that we give the criminal-justice system the tools it needs, so that women's rights are turned into reality. It is not enough to say domestic violence is a crime ‑- in order for the laws to be successful, lawyers and courts must have the necessary means to prosecute it." - Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona
"The biggest challenge is to convince a woman that it's not her fault. My daughter is 25; my stepdaughter is 22. As a mother, I want them to know that if a boyfriend is abusive, you cannot ignore it ‑- 'Oh, he's been drinking,' or 'He had a bad day.' There is no excuse for a man hitting a woman. Ever." - Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan