My story of life after an abusive romantic relationship didn’t follow the classic trajectory: I actually found it harder to stand up for myself post-abuse.
Caught in between poor prospects of financial stability, ailing mental health, and mounting fears of global warming, here are a few Malaysians who explain why they don’t want to have children.
Although not all doctors give off predatory vibes, what do you do if you come across a situation where your doctor has begun to make you feel uncomfortable?
I held his hand, cuddled him in his sleep, kissed him like we were dating. I cried the last night we spent together (while he was asleep, of course). I knew we would never date. But I didn’t regret a single second I spent in that weird limbo zone between dating and not-dating.
Previously, university had been for affluent members (mostly men) of society. Before degrees became commonplace, people relied on apprenticeships and learnt their skills on the job itself. Nowadays, you don’t need that. You can just teach yourself skills with the Internet!
It’s nothing like in the movies. Racist jokes, micro-aggressions, mansplaining, bland food, condescension – these are just some of the things you might have to deal with daily when dating a white guy.
Would you rather be that overbearing ass who forces people into unwanted hugs and makes everyone uncomfortable?
Malaysia is perhaps best known for its diversity, but it also comes with complex and multifaceted acts of racism. Not all of them are as explicit as assault or harassment, but more subtle forms of racism.
I’ve noticed that my friends have been dropping out, something I never considered I could do. But then I did, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made for myself.
We married in my country of origin, and I was brought here to Malaysia when I was pregnant with our first child. It was then when the horror began.