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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Women in Netherlands Prove Feminism is Wrong

My mother took a KLM flight recently. During the flight, she had a chance to chat with one of the Dutch stewardesses. And, among the things she learned is that almost all of the stewardesses on board are part-timers. They all work for KLM but on part time basis. Meaning the KLM stewardesses were allowed to work less than 35 hours a week for KLM.

My mom also learned that most of these stewardesses opted for part time employment because they have more time to spend with their families and children. Given the reputation that Dutch women have, they are very family oriented and they place very heavy emphasis on taking care of their families.

It reminded me of an article in the Economist I once read that state Netherlands has the highest rate of women employment, but majority of women in Netherland’s workforce are part-time.

A few reports that i read maybe useful to bring light to this issue:

a. Dutch women settle for part-time work - Radio Netherlands

b. Part-time working in the Netherlands - Social and Cultural Planning Office of the Netherlands

Surprisingly, part-time employment for women are practiced not only in fringe industries orareas of the economy, but also in mainstream industries such as the KLM example I quoted above.

About 68% of Dutch women is employed. Of those employed, 75% of them works part-time. And they work part-time by choice and without coercion.

Why Feminism is Proved Wrong in Netherlands?

The Dutch adopt full gender equality policy when it comes to employment and salary. They do not discriminate against gender or even sexual preference. They even recognize gay marriage.

The Dutch also do not consider fornication or adultery as a form of felony. They are just like any other liberal country that adopts feminism as their ideology. In Netherlands the husband cannot stop his wife from having sex with another man. It is against the law for the husband to do that. They are that liberal.

However, in spite of all these liberties, Dutch women out of their own willingness chose to work Part-Time for the sake of caring for their children and families.

This destroys every single notion laid out by the feminists that women’s happiness is found outside of the home. This also destroys the myth that women have been traditionally oppressed and repressed because they are forced to be homemakers and not allowed to have any sort of careers.

The Dutch example proves that it is women’s nature to tend and care for the family. It means that all this while, women had CHOSEN out of their own willingness to be homemakers and not forced upon.

Next after Netherlands, it's Australia.


Malaysian Perspective


Ever noticed why our own feminist organization does not take the time to make real and beneficial like this? When was the last time you heard Sisters in Islam organized a seminar or conference on Part-Time employment for women?

Instead, they chose to organized seminar by inviting various “Islamic” scholars but completely bypassing scholars from Al Azhar.

I think mothers in Malaysia only have Muslimat PAS to really fight for their cause. Feminists in Malaysia do not really care about mothers. They only care about their liberal agenda.

In the case of Sisters in Islam, they only care about undermining Islam by advocating their “anti patriarchy” agenda.

Women in Malaysia must rise up and demand the right to work part time. It will increase women's participation in the workforce, plus it will help to reduce crime and deliquency since the family institutions will be better taken care of.

Also, with the advent of technology i.e. cellphones, faxes, broadband internet, blackbarries etc, part time employment for women can be done in the most efficient and effective way.

I mean if KLM stewardesses can work part-time, why can't Malaysian women/mothers?

Tulang Besi

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ada jiwa islam dalam orang kafir, ada jiwa kafir dalam orang islam, tu lah sisters in islam! Liberal konon!

Anonymous said...

I may not agree with all of your comments but I think this part time idea is dem great!!!

If companies are forced to offer part time employment as an option, a lot of single mothers for eg would have avenue to work and at the same time care for their kids.

Agreed !!

(on the part time employment initiative)

amoker said...

why can't SIS and PAS muslimat do their own stuff to increase the rights of woman in this country? One may not like the approach, but both have the same intent.

To me, the difference is SIS is more macro and Muslimat micro.

Tulang Besi said...

not really Amoker,

SIS fights for the undermining of Islam as a way of life by using women's rights as an excuse.

Dewan Muslimat simply fights for what's best for the women.

Anonymous said...

I had an experienced working with Holand based company in K.L.After I had my third child I was offered to work on part time basis..they gave me a choice of working in the morning or afternoon....normally I will came after lunch break but if I had morning appointment...I will clock in the morning.It work out so great....I did need a maid to help me out at home.I hope more local company will hire staff on part time basis..since we all efficiently reachable at all time..

Anonymous said...

What is SIS got to do with part-time working???
You expect a woman CEO to work part time? Which company will hire you?
If you are not talking about high ranking, decision making job, then there are plenty of part time job out there!
What you should champion here is min.wage, make sure all workers get a min. wage of RM1200/+ so even a full time pantry maid or cleaner can get a decent pay.

Tulang Besi said...

I had an experienced working with Holand based company in K.L.After I had my third child I was offered to work on part time basis..they gave me a choice of working in the morning or afternoon....normally I will came after lunch break but if I had morning appointment...I will clock in the morning.It work out so great....I did need a maid to help me out at home.I hope more local company will hire staff on part time basis..since we all efficiently reachable at all time..

August 19, 2009 1:54 AM
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is SIS got to do with part-time working???
You expect a woman CEO to work part time? Which company will hire you?
If you are not talking about high ranking, decision making job, then there are plenty of part time job out there!
What you should champion here is min.wage, make sure all workers get a min. wage of RM1200/+ so even a full time pantry maid or cleaner can get a decent pay.
.

Is there?

SIS is not fighting for women's rights.

They're fighting to undermine religion.

Otherwise, you'd be hearing SIS making this type of demands a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Mayebe you ought to read a similar comment on feminism with a very challenging title to it I warn you. But it certainly deals with those issues the west like to impose on our women.

http://takemon.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/ketuanan-melayu-a-new-constitution/

Ketuanan Melayu is a reality. read what this blog has to say which even w3e Malays are ignornat of.

Miriam Aburrahaman

Anonymous said...

Mayebe you ought to read a similar comment on feminism with a very challenging title to it I warn you. But it certainly deals with those issues the west like to impose on our women.

http://takemon.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/ketuanan-melayu-a-new-constitution/

Ketuanan Melayu is a reality. read what this blog has to say which even w3e Malays are ignornat of.

Miriam Aburrahaman

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