Are You Gay? Take Malaysia's Dumb Test And Find Out!
Do you have muscles, wear tight-fitting V-neck shirts or use a messenger bag? Then you're probably gay.
Or at least, those are the warning signs that Malaysia's Ministry of Education asked parents to watch out for in four nationwide ministry seminars entitled “Parenting in addressing the issue of LGBTs."
Deputy Education Minister Mohd Puad Zarkashi called homosexuality "an unhealthy phenomenon among students" and told parents, “Youths are easily influenced by websites and blogs relating to LGBT groups. This can also spread among their friends. We are worried that this happens during schooling time.”
Yes, school kids share the gay with other kids just as easily as they do pogs, herpes and illegally downloaded music! The entire nation is really going to hell.
Naturally, the country's list of gay symptoms is being widely mocked around the web.
The symptoms for lesbians are even worse--basically any woman who likes hanging out with women and has a female best friend is a ravenous lezzie. Send her to the re-education camps quick before she infects her straight friends!
Actually, all this focus on men wearing tight clothes, carrying purses and women hanging out with other women really shows what's at the heart of this law—it's more misogynistic than anti-gay. Men can't act like women and women shouldn't hang around other women either, because that would be bad.
It shows just how retrogressive and patriarchal the Malaysian government. Of course, this is a country where gay people can get 20 years in prison just for having sex.
What's sad though is that many parents in the Islamic country will take this advice to heart and rag on their sons if they ever wanna get in shape or wear fun clothes. And their poor daughters will be discouraged from hanging out with other women, lest they bed them!
Seeing as the country itself considers gay gatherings to be a national security risk, they might wanna re-think whether ignorance and prejudice are much bigger security risks than a strong men with a sleeveless v-necks and man-bags.