The lovely Zaskia Adya Mecca has been enlisted in an anti-abortion campaign in south Sulawesi.
Zaskia Adya Mecca
Zaskia Adya Mecca, 18, for those who don't know of her talents, is an Indonesian soap opera, or sinetron, star. Her most acclaimed performance, as these things go, has been in the serial Kiamat Sudah Dekat, (Judgement Day is Near). She has been enlisted by the organisers of an anti-free sex and anti-abortion campaign in the provincial capital of Makassar who hope that she will deliver the message:
Virginity, yes!..., free sex, no!... and abortion, no!
Not a bad message at all to be delivering of course. The campaign is run by the government family welfare agency, a company called "Media Solutions", and a branch of the state telecoms provider.
Fit For A Harem.
Zaskia has been chosen, said Rudi Iman Prasetyo of Media Solutions, because she is a well-behaved girl and a modest dresser thus making her a good role model for young women.
Cover Yourself With This.
Apiaty Amin Syam of the family welfare body, in explaining the reasons for the campaign, talked of hymens:
Virginity is not just a matter of the hymen, it's much more than that, it is related to the problem of abortion.
He then went on to mention the high moral standards which are to be seen everywhere one looks in Indonesia, what with the child beggars in rags at every set of traffic lights, the 6th worst level of corruption in the world, slothful fatalism among the masses.
And, if viewed from a socio-cultural and religious perspective, the phenomenon of free sex is not appropriate in a culture that always holds high standards in morality and religion.