Malaysia revises school textbook which tells girls sex is shameful

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‘Victim-blaming’ illustration instructs girls to cover up and not to visit quiet places alone

The Malaysian education ministry has ordered the removal of a page from a school textbook which warned young girls that having sex would bring shame on their families and urged them to “protect the modesty of their genitals”.

An illustration in the textbook, issued to all eight and nine-year-olds in Malaysia, instructed girls to get changed behind closed doors, wear clothes that covered up their bodies and not to visit quiet places alone.

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