Abdication of Responsibility Alert: Never mind demanding self-restraint from men, and addressing Islamic cultures’ propensity to excuse their offenses — make the women wear chastity belts. From AFP:
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – A respected Malaysian Muslim religious advisor has suggested that women wear chastity belts to thwart “sex maniacs” who rape and commit incest, according to a report.
Abu Hassan Din Al-Hafiz said cases of rape and incest were rampant and that chastity belts would help reduce sex-related crimes, the Star daily reported.
“We have even come across a number of unusual sex cases, where even senior citizens and children were not spared. The best way to avert sex perpetrators is to wear protection,” he was quoted as saying in the newspaper.
“My intention is not to offend women but to safeguard them from sex maniacs,” he said.
Elaborating on his idea, he said there would be other positives to donning the belts.
“Husbands could also feel more secure, if you know what I mean,” he said, adding chastity belts were worn as recently as the mid-1960s.
Will not wearing one’s chastity belt become tantamount to “asking for” rape?
Abu Hassan has served as a religious advisor to Malaysia’s king and written books on Islamic studies.