Stupid things men have said this week

On avoiding public harassment: "It's because you're so beautiful. The next time you go out, wear more shabby clothes"

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 19 May 2017

Please stop talking
Jackie Chan is confused, as are we.

Studies show that men have a lower daily word count than women (13,000 words less, some say) but I guess some of them make up for it by spouting the most ridiculous things.

For example, during a Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) dialogue session on Wednesday, a Puteri Umno member brought up women's public safety issues. In response, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (a.k.a. Ku Nan) suggested that women should dress shabbily to avoid public harassment.

Appalled? So are we.

"Recently, there have been many robberies and kidnapping, I feel scared when I walk around my area," the Puteri Umno member said. "Even in shopping malls, people disturb me, even security guards disturb me." Ku Nan's response: "It's because you're so beautiful. The next time you go out, wear more comot [shabby] clothes." Some of the audience reportedly wolf-whistled at her after that.


Football player Ched Evans was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in 2011. He was sentenced to five years in prison but was cleared of his crimes after a re-trial last October. The Sheffield United player (he's just been re-signed to the team, what even) then took the opportunity to advise women, because you know, after you're accused of raping a woman, you have to advise the entire female gender about it. LOL.

"A lot of work needs to be done in relation to consent because I definitely think that the police have an agenda to find ways to charge people and the easiest one is the drunk one," he told The Times. "I also think that women need to be made aware of the dangers they can put themselves in because there are genuine rapists out there who prey on girls who have been drinking."

Meanwhile, the woman whom he had allegedly raped had been forced to change her identity five times after netizens (including his fans) revealed her identity on social media in attempt to discredit her character.


This last one won't come as a surprise to you.

"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media," US President Donald Trump said during a speech to the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday. "No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly."

"You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. I guess that's why we won," he added.

His comments come after he was accused of urging former FBI director James Comey (whom he fired last week) to drop investigations into ex-national security advisor Michael Flynn's relationship with Russia. The news came a day after Trump had allegedly revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

There are people who like to contest your claim, Trump. Presenting, historians on Twitter.

Related: Further proof that Iceland is the best place to be a woman right now


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