Life in the gay rehab camp!
Lots of palm to the head moments, I'm sure.
Since the GLBT event Seksualiti Merdeka has turned homosexuality into the latest scapegoat for our headline-hungry honchos, it didn't take too long before one of them came up with a foolish plan for a gay rehabilitation centre.
The government needs to create a “homosexual rehabilitation centre” to combat the phenomenon in Malaysia, according to Barisan Nasional MP who today claimed 30 per cent of Malaysian men were gay.
Obviously unsatisfied with bullying vulnerable schoolchildren into some dubious moral reformatory camp, now the lawmakers have decided to rope in the adults as well. Into a homosexual rehabilitation centre with terrifying shades of the Nazi's concentration camps.
Almost impossible for me to even say a word without pitching a fit so let me paraphrase from one of the brilliant comments I read from the article.
Brilliant plan. You see, you take all the gay men and put them in a camp. We get them to live together in enclosed quarters where they have to sleep together and bathe together. They must undergo rigorous, sweaty activities in pressed uniforms and learn useful, masculine life skills like pitching tents.
That'll knock the gay right out of them!
Dripping with sarcasm much?
But I have to admit the comments on the various news media actually gives me hope. Judging from the dozens of encouraging comments on the matter above, quite a lot of Malaysians - at least those who bother going online to read the news - are surprisingly liberal. The rest would rather care about more pressing matters like corruption in our government than someone else's burgeoning sexuality. Certainly not a perfect representation of the general public ...but isn't it nice to know?
So they tried to make us go to rehab but we said no ... no... no...
And honestly, 3 out of 10 men are gay?
Wherever did they manage to find such misleading statistics? Much as I would love for it to be true, it's seriously not. With such numbers, that would probably make Malaysia the gay mecca of the world. If the figures were actually that high, that would represent quite a significant percentage of the population eligible to vote! Add in the lesbians and that's quite enough of a power bloc to knock the ruling party of their lofty perch if need be.
Guess the Gay Action Party doesn't sound too bad right now.