There’s a saying that goes, “dress to impress“. And to us, it’s never wrong to look good no matter what the occasion is. Be it going on a date or just simply going to the wet market; you never know who you’re going to meet!
However, some people beg to differ from that phrase, and instead feel that it’s more appropriate to “dress for the occasion“. Just like how this Malaysian girl got her rights to a medical leave denied by a hospital because she wore a dress.
Recently, a tweet from a Twitter user, Shamimi (@mimssss98), has garnered some attention from netizens. Shamimi ranted on how she went to a private hospital in Penang, and her application for a medical certificate (MC) was denied. And reason being? Because the hospital staff wasn’t convinced she was under the weather.
Apparently, when someone wears a dress, they’re not sick enough to get a leave. To make things worse, she was called “slutty” by the Head Sister. The 24-year-old nursing student tweeted, “So, my MC got rejected from (the) hospital because I went to (the) emergency department wearing a dress and the HEAD sister there said it was too slutty to be sick, and she said I’m pretending to be sick to get (an) MC. OH GOD.“
Even though some of her followers asked her which hospital had treated her that way, she refused to disclose the information and only mentioned that it’s a private hospital in Penang. One of the netizens also replied to the tweet asking, “Do you have to wear Baju Kurung and a hijab to get an MC now?”
Have you ever been discriminated for wearing sexy?