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Alchemical Writer. Opinions are my own. #스테이🐺
May 17, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
There's something about "Hakken is a girl, I can hold her hand 🥰" that rubs me the wrong way. Too many girls are invalidating Hakken's agender experience and preference to present as a man because they want to justify touching someone without having it called out as "haram". You are fetishising Hakken as a man, but use "she's a girl" to deflect criticism, while invalidating the person's gender experience.

You can fanboy/fangirl over anyone you want, but it's uncomfortable to watch the public paint their own narrative of Hakken's gender experience.
Jun 4, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
Corruption in Malaysia is not just a virus you can cure. Dia dah jadi akar umbi negara. How else can we have the same government for 60 years? And the toppling of a new government only 22 months after GE14? It's larger than any of us. People have died trying to fight it. From the surface, it looks like petty politicians bickering. It's all fun and games to maki hamun kerajaan. But in reality, it runs deeper than that. When you sit down and connect all the dots, you'll see that the Rakyat has been destined for death for a long time.
Jun 4, 2021 6 tweets 5 min read
For those not in the know, here are articles you can refer to as to why "no one wants to talk" 🙂
4. Yes, the articles are from 2021. The thread I QT-ed was talking about 3 years ago, 2018. Take what you will from this information.
Jun 4, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
My mum always asks me, "Kenapa MySJ like this? Kenapa tak dapat date vaccination lagi? Sektor apa yang open? Semalam kerajaan cakap lain, kenapa hari ni lain?" and other stuff. This is what I advised her: 1. Don't count on MySJ for the vaccination date. You can check, but don't expect. Anggap fungsi terutama MySJ adalah untuk check-in je.

2. Don't need to stress over memorising what sectors are open. Mengelirukan. Anggap je semua tutup. Kalau perlu service dorang, baru check.
May 14, 2021 12 tweets 7 min read
Ada apa dengan PKP? Find out how MCO has affected the bottom 10% of Malaysia's B40.

Please RT for awareness so Rakyat can know who are those in most need and where we should direct a chunk of our energy + resources to.

Full report at the end of the thread.

#FamiliesOnTheEdge Previous survey rounds of #FamiliesOnTheEdge by @UNICEF and @UNFPA found that low-income families are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Female-headed households and households headed by persons with disabilities reported the deepest negative impacts.
May 12, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Me: This K-Drama I just finished is the best K-Drama I've ever watched... 😢

My friends, my family, and my husband: Every K-Drama you watch is the best K-Drama you've ever watched. The K-Drama in question, #Reply1988 ❤️ Image
Jul 23, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Is pre-marital sex a more urgent issue than child marriage? It's true that abstinence prevents STDs and sex-related issues. If all these things come from sex, then we just get rid of the sex, right? However, it's not as simple as that.

People are bound to have sex someday. Some married couples aren't even educated about sex.
Jul 20, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read

Child marriage is still practised in some regions with support from its societies. Some parents encourage their sons to practise it, and may even allow girls into it to protect family honour or to reduce the burden of sustaining them. 1. Repeated and overlapping pregnancies and nursing periods before the girl’s body is fully developed may lead to a condition called nutritional depletion.
Jun 28, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
I wish we would stop indulging in the imagined nostalgia of "The Golden Age of Islam".

If those luminaries were alive today, they'd be considered deviant by your standards.

In fact, Al-Ghazali played role in the decline by saying that 'falsafa' was incompatible with Islam. He did this because he believed the philosophies and scientific discoveries that were propagated by his counterparts were not Islamic.

He shut them down in "The Incoherence of Philosophers" in an attempt to steer civilisation back to Islam. He succeeded.
Jun 20, 2018 13 tweets 4 min read
What is promoting zina? "You should have sex before marriage!"

What is NOT promoting zina? "We cannot dictate people's choices to have sex before/after marriage, but they should learn safe sex to avoid STDs, unwanted pregnancies, and coercion/manipulation." I've been getting tweets like these saying that teaching safe sex is basically teaching "safe zina".

The main problem here is that one group focuses on the word "zina", while another is focused on the word "safe".

Jun 14, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
After Patriots Asia wrote an article about the liberal youth of Malaysia on Twitter, ISMA, GPS, and PEMBINA start popping up by the horde on this platform.

ISMA has created numerous subgroups on Facebook to help with virality of posts. They're bringing that to Twitter now. Let me tell you about religious groups like ISMA: They don't care about Islam being a religion of peace, they care about Islam being a religion of power.

They're not here to invite people into religion, they're here to empower the fundamentalists that already exist.
May 10, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
Guys, Azrene Ahmad (Rosmah's daughter) and Fazley Yaakob (her husband) just exposed Malaysia's beloved couple. I am shook to the core. Give it a read.

Azrene's post (Part 1) Azrene's post (Part 2)