The Federation of Reproductive Health Association of Malaysia’s (FRHAM) Youth wing condemned recent sexist and inappropriate remarks made against gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi (pic).
In a statement yesterday, it said these comments showed a lack of respect for women, especially online, where anonymity is possible.
“This calls for an immediate reconsideration of our education and awareness on issues relating to gender inequality, abuse, exploitation and harassment towards women in Malaysia.
“No women should be subjected to humiliation and oppression like how the online abusers did and (are) still doing to Farah Ann.
“She is waving our Malaysian flag on an international platform. If any, we must rally behind her to give her support and hopefully bring us home the precious Olympic medal we long desired,” the NGO said.
Farah Ann was qualified for her first Olympics and made it into the top 24 to proceed onto the next round.
Many online users say they are proud of her. However, However, some sexualised her Olympics outfit and made inappropriate and lewd remarks about her photographs.