Vote your favourite Aiyoh statements for the Aiyoh… Wat Lah Awards 2016!!

Voting for the Aiyoh…Wat Lah Awards 2016 is open!


What is Aiyoh… Wat Lah all about?

Aiyoh…Wat Lah is an annual spoof awards organised by the Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG). The aim of this awards is to raise awareness on gender equality, and to highlight statements made by Malaysian public officials that are either sexist, misogynist, transphobic or homophobic. Every year, the Aiyoh organising committee would collate such statements in the span of one year, analyse the statements, and determine whether they are fit to be nominated for any of these 7 categories:

1. Foot In Mouth

A public statement that manifests notions of misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia even if the speaker did not intend to come across as misogynistic, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic

2. Insulting Intelligence

A public statement that displays misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia and is illogical, irrational, or blatantly false

3. Cannot Ignore

A seriously offensive act or statement by a public figure or institution that is particularly damaging to the cause of gender equality and that requires a severe response 

4. Enough Already

A public act or statement that displays misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia and is repeated over a period of time

5. Policy Fail

A state or federal policy that is misogynistic, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic in its content and/or consequences

6. Least Helpful to the Sisterhood

An act or statement by a female public figure which displays misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia in particular displays an attitude of extreme conservatism towards women’s position in society or promotes inequality between the genders

7. Right on Track

A public statement or action that is helpful in fighting misogyny, sexism, homophobia, or transphobia 


So what are you waiting for? Vote lah!

The nominee analysis booklet can be found here

You can cast your vote here!