Malaysia’s anti-gay training camp on “masculine behavior” for Muslim teenaged boys who were perceived as “effeminate” by their own teachers has been declared illegal by a Malaysian Minister. The four-day camp, an attempt to stop them from becoming gay, is currently operating with 66 boys who enlisted “voluntarily,” according to reports.
Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, claims the anti-gay training camp violates Malaysia’s own “Child Act,” according to a report by the BBC.
As The New Civil Rights Movement reported Tuesday, the anti-gay training, officially called a “self-development course,” is a combination of religious, physical, and motivational training, according to Razali Daud, the state’s education director.
The training camp for the Muslim teenaged boys who were perceived as “effeminate,” is designed to “guide them back to the right path in life before they reach a point of no return,” Razali told the Associated Press. “Such effeminate behavior is unnatural and will affect their studies and their future,” he claims.
“It is not an overnight cure,” Razali added. “We can’t force the boys to change, but we want them to know what their choices are in life. Some effeminate boys end up as a transvestite or a homosexual, but we want to do our best to limit this.”
UNICEF points to Malaysia’s Child Act and claims that, “[c]hild protection is a priority for the Government of Malaysia,” adding that “[a]buse, neglect, abandonment or exposing a child to physical and/or emotional injuries is punishable under this law.”
I follow a whole lot of social justice blogs that heavily moderate their comments sections and/or loudly call out racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. statements, and while there are little things that annoy me from time to time, something that has been sticking in my craw for literally…
I've read some of your responses to people saying how great you are and calm, and I just wanted to add that you're the only STFU blog left that I follow due to the fact that you don't get ridiculously angry and spew hatred against everyone that opposes you.
Keep on keeping on, I do heart you so.
Tennessee’s state judiciary committee passed the “don’t say gay” bill this week, prohibiting any discussion of homosexuality prior to ninth grade. Sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxille, the measure is being added to the existing Board of Education’s “family life curriculum.” The 6-3 Republican-dominated vote is now headed to the Senate floor, and supports Campfield’s suspicions that homosexuality is being discussed in classrooms despite the state Department of Education claiming they were unaware of any such activity. Campfield has been pushing the bill for six years.
Thank you. Your respectful and insightful response to the respectful and insightful counter point to the scarves was a breath of fresh air. I follow a few "STFU" blogs, but almost all of them are so opinionated and unwilling to hear the other side of things without getting angry/up in arms and are never willing to concede to any point unless they do so sarcastically.
Please, keep up being calm and understanding. <3
Thank you for your kind words. I’m always willing to hear polite responses to posts and see how we can all reach some understanding. Though I support scarf solidarity, it is not the main focus of the blog and I’d never want to alienate my readers from this community. I’m not a fan of screaming matches for the sake of it.
Though I do think this makes me less entertaining then many of the funnier sarcastic blogs with stronger personalities :P
Hey there, just a comment about your Ian Somerhalder post... he's gone on record saying that quote was taken out of context. It was from an Abercrombie and Fitch Quarterly, I believe, (he used to model for A&F) promoting his film The Rules of Attraction. He's said that he wasn't implying that two guys is wrong, but two girls is okay, he meant that, for him, it was not as fun to kiss a guy as it is for him to watch two hot girls kiss. Being that's straight, and all.
I think the problem most people opposed to scarves is the covering of the face, rather than the covering of the hair. It poses a security risk in airports and banks, and in hospitals if somebody with their face covered goes into absence seizure, stops breathing or begins to bleed from the mouth/nose/other cranial orifices, it could be incredibly dangerous to their life.
Those are good points, definitely, but I believe the movement is more in the spirit of making it acceptable that these women can choose to wear a scarf that doesn’t cover the face without fear of judgment or persecution.
As someone who works in a hospital though the last half of your comment is a bit sensational. Doctors and paramedics will rip, cut and tear all sorts of clothing to save someone’s life. They are not too stupid to remove a scarf covering someone’s face if they are at risk or warning a patient at risk to not wear it. At the end of the day what you place on your body is your own business. If there is a security risk, say at an airport, then it can be laid out that a person should remove the scarf enough for identification but making it a crime to wear at all? I believe many people see France’s latest set of laws to be overkill especially involving fabrics that don’t cover the face.
But thank you for the comment. I can understand the need for identification and safety being legitimate concerns.
On December 20th, the North Carolina courts ruled against second parent adoptions for gay couples so now they are back for more of our rights…they want to make it illegal to get married. When the rest of the county is legalizing same-sex marriage…North Carolina state wants to make it more difficult. Stand up and say “NO”! Let your voice be heard on May 2nd at UNCW.
Are you sure you’re really gay then? Like really really? Cause only little boys filled with soy can be gay. All my made up studies told me so. Everyone else is just trying to be cool. (I know I am). But maybe (hopefully) if we all drink enough soy then, if we are lucky, we too can be gay.
Now come on my fellow gay agenda pushers! More soy milk for babies! Our army will surly be a strong one!
Just wanted to get the word out. My old boss, who is supremely nice, is also a writer/director/actor for gay themed films.
He is trying to get his latest project off the ground, and needs the help of anyone who would want to see a quality gay film that has class, and draws in love, friendship, and forgiveness.
There is only 44 hours left to hit goal. They're just over 2k away from it, and if they don't hit it then they lose everything that was pledged at that point.
Please help if you can.
1. “What will the neighbours think if “Brian” becomes “Rachel”?”
-Selfish Reasoning. The better question to ask is what will Rachel think if her parents abandon her? What will the neighbours think of a family that abandons their child? And just a tip, your neighbours are always…
“Louis Marinelli, who was a key strategist for the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, says he has undergone a change of heart and become a supporter of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples”—
I love any time someone can admit they’re wrong. And I don’t mean that snidely: I am genuinely touched that someone whose entire life centered around hatred could say, “You know what? I gave it some thought, and I may have been wrong.” That takes guts.
“Why join Tumblr?
We are known for protesting funerals all around America, and over seas. We are also known for hitting home with the Media, and websites, and other places where it’s easy to find sin lurking.
This website, is acclaimed for their homosexual users. We plan on preaching the word of God throughout this site, and you will see what you have been doing already, that will lead you to your damnation.”—
The Westboro Baptist Church Tumblr editor, explaining how they’re now going on a Crusade to tell everyone on Tumblr how homosexuality is wrong in God’s eyes. Somehow, with the high population of atheists in the Tumblr LGBT population, I doubt that will work very well. (via deathbypolitics)
I am asking my followers and the rest of tumblr to PLEASE do the following:
Do not reblog anything these people post, not even in response. They want you too. They want the attention.
Do not ask them questions.
Do not write about their tumblr, or link to it.
Do not go to their tumblr.
Please pretend they do not exist.
Make a donation to the Human Rights Campaign. That will be more helpful than giving them any sort of attention at all.
PLEASE PLEASE do not let their hatred spill onto dashboards, even if the responses are to negate the hateful messages.
Quite a few people have sent me this link. My official stance is that we should all ignore it completely. Don’t spam them, don’t troll them (how would you feel if someone put offensive images in YOUR inbox?), don’t reblog, don’t talk about it. The only way anyone can make a difference on Tumblr is if you pay attention to them. The WBC does not deserve our time.