18-year-old Ain Husniza Saiful Nizam made nationwide headlines last year when she exposed her male teacher who made rape jokes in class, sparking the #MakeSchoolASafePlace movement online. Needless to say, the young girl’s life has since changed drastically after she decided to drop the shocking bomb.
In this case, each and every of the actions made by the teenager has often become a hot talk of the town among local netizens. After setting social media on fire with her impressive SPM results, Ain once again sparked a frenzy with her recent posting on Instagram.
Ain uploaded a few photos of her donning a black dress, in addition to a throwback pic of her in a school uniform. “I feel pretty for once, so have these silly set of pictures,” Ain wrote in the cheeky post. Many reacted positively to the photos shared by her online, where most of them pointed out that she certainly pulled off the outfit perfectly.
On the other hand, there were also some who didn’t react too kindly to her posting online. Worse, Ain also disclosed that she even received multiple rape threats, particularly due to her “westernised” choice of outfit. “Just from posting a picture, I’ve had the instance of reading multiple rape threats and a Lowyat forum on me. The things I have to read everyday,” she wrote on her Instagram Story.
You can read the harsh comment left by the netizen here:
Commenting more on this, Ain expressed, “We’ve been groomed into avoiding danger ever since we were such little girls. I just wanted to say, it shouldn’t be just a given that girls are in danger, and for me it’s a never-ending fight against the oppressor.” She then added, “But sometimes I just wanna exist as a girl, you know? Don’t need to worry. I think all girls wish for that (as well).”
Despite the setback, we really hope Ain will still continue to speak up against rape culture in the country. We’ll be rooting for you, girl!