Rape culture alive and kicking in Malaysia, says women’s rights group

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Rape is a real threat to women and girls – it's not a joke, says women’s rights groups the world over. – EPA pic, April 26, 2017.

THE recent incident of a rape “joke” by local college freshmen that went viral on social media further underlined the fact that rape culture was very much prevalent in Malaysian society, a women’s rights group said today.

Women’s Aid Organisation (WAO) executive director Sumitra Visvanathan said rape culture in society became evident when threats of sexual harm were dismissed as merely “jokes”.

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