Category: Women’s Interests

Mrs. Malaysia Asia 2017 – A Transformative Journey

By Hannah Azlan 15 women remain in the running to be crowned Mrs. Malaysia Asia International 2017 after a stringent 2-stage audition process. The pageant is in its 7th year, looking to find the next “Mrs.” to represent Malaysia on the world stage. The next Mrs. Asia International 2017 Beauty Pageant is being held in Shanghai, China and screened on the renowned China Dragon TV. To prepare for this role, the finalists have been busy brushing up on much needed skills for the final event. Amber Chia serves as their mentor, teaching them exactly what it takes to get...

Read More

What They Never Told You About Being A Millennial Mom

By Michelle Lau Being pregnant almost looks glamorous. If you’re a celebrity, that is. With the advancement of the Internet, we have so many resources at our fingertips but we don’t often have open, honest conversations about sex, pregnancy and all the things that come with it. Look at the recent case in Penang: the commentary on social media and the backlash is… admittedly horrifying. You have men pressuring women not to use condoms, stigma of judgy pharmacists to get morning after pills + hormone shots are mad expensive. https://t.co/iqBTMopS6Z — azlyn balqis (@lynfunkstar) April 12, 2017 I’m a...

Read More

Libresse Launches ‘Let’s Get Real’ Campaign, Challenges Period Myths

This week, Libresse launched their ‘Let’s Get Real’ campaign to raise awareness and encourage women to rethink the reality depicted in sanitary pad ads, as well as their period experiences. Think about it: all the women skipping around in joy, laughing and dancing while wearing all-white outfits? How realistic can that even be? This campaign gives women a platform to start conversation on the topic while dispelling the myth of it being a taboo subject. Using a series of online polls that attracted more than 5000 respondents, Libresse brings you honest consumer insights that acknowledge the challenges and hardships...

Read More

The Aesthetic: Millennial Pink

By Hannah Azlan Our generation is defined by a color, and that color is Millennial Pink. Named for its capacity to define a generation, this strangely androgynous balance of profound and petty is selling things like hotcakes and doesn’t seem to be going away. Of course, contrary to the stereotypically masculine aversion to pink – this color is appearing on both genders, and thus this week’s edition of The Aesthetic is dedicated to things men and women could use. IKEA KORNIG Some of us are beginning to move into – or already have moved into – our own places....

Read More

#thirstday: Why Do Malaysian Women Prefer Western Men?

Considering Malaysia’s inherent ability to fetishize the Westerner as a more cultured, refined type of person in comparison to the Asian plebeian – it comes as no surprise that a number of Malaysian women enter relationships with Western men. Malaysians being the vitriolic, angst-ridden people that we are, have a tendency to alternate between demonizing the women who enter these relationships – claiming that they’re nothing more than golddiggers looking for a way out of the country – or extolling them: talking about how cute their potential children will be, and how the mat salleh is such an upgrade....

Read More