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Opinion

Malaysia's lockdown pays little attention to women's needs

Jokes about men shopping hide serious harm from worsening gender imbalance

| Malaysia

Noraida Endut is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research on Women and Gender, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

When the Malaysian government imposed a Movement Control Order in mid-March, requiring almost all workplaces to close and employees to work from home, after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, the last thing it expected was jokes about men shopping.

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