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Gender equality is not alive and well in the legal profession

Lawyers fight for justice for others but women lawyers seem no better equipped to fend off discriminatory employment practices and sexual harassment.

“She just jiggles and the files will come running. No need to do anything. For women lawyers it comes easy, just sleep your way up.

“Why you are very good, what have you done to all the people (to) pass cases to you, they ‘keep’ you?”

Many Malaysians would nod in agreement hearing those comments or laugh. Fewer would froth at the mouth because these are sexist remarks.

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