Monday, January 14, 2008
I am disappointed with Siti Nurhaliza!
Hi good people (not that there are many around anymore)!
While women around the world, in the developing or the developed countries, are becoming or are already emancipated, ours (I am talking about Malay women)are busy trying to make a pledge to wear a scarf or tudung, purdah or burka or whatever, when they get "older". Why is that!
To me, tudung is like an acceptance by Malay women of their subservient status.
I saw an article in the Star about my favourite star and person that is Siti Nurhaliza who said she had promised to wear a headscarf after marrying businessman Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa, 49, on Aug 21, 2006.Why is that!
You should say: "That I will try to win an Emmy Award, or will try to break into Hollywood before I reached thirty, or something like that!!
She said: "For the time being, I am comfortable with my latest look. It would be all right if I change gradually, and not to drastically. Siti you sound not happy with the decision you made.
She also also said by wearing scarf she hoped it would not create a big issue.
"I always knew that one day I would be wearing the scarf. I am doing this sincerely without forcing myself. What I need is time."
Of course this will be an issue, for if you persist on wearing tudung and hide that big chunk of your personality that is your beautiful hair I will be very sad.
Siti I will be disappointed with you! To me you symbolised that emancipated Malay woman in the same light as Saloma, you shot to stardom through your sheer hard work and dedication and discipline and now you have to please your master by being subservient and to show that you have to wear tudung!?
I do not know what it is with the Malays, they are either impressionable, insecure when they are with their women, or weak or clueless of what life is all about, but life is definitely not emulating the Arabs or the middle-eastern culture!
You must really consider again about your decision to wear tudung, otherwise you will look like Aishah who was once with a group called the Fan Club.
No cheers today!
Posted by Pasquale at 9:52 PM