Malaysia bans lesbianism and short haircuts

Malaysia October 28th, 2008

Malaysian clerics have announced a fatwa banning women in Malaysia from wearing men’s clothes, having masculine haircuts, engaging in same-sex practices and any other ‘unfeminine’ behaviour.

“It is unacceptable to see women who love the male lifestyle including dressing in the clothes men wear,” said chairman of the National Fatwa Council, Abdul Shukor Husin. “(Masculine behaviour) becomes clearer when they start to have sex with someone of the same gender, that is woman and woman.”

“In view of this, the National Fatwa Council which met today have decided and taken the stand that such acts are forbidden and banned.”

Male homosexuality is illegal in Malaysia and can be punished by up to twenty years in jail.

[via The Telegraph]

 comments

  • Thats horrible.

    Sam ∼ October 28th, 2008 8:00 pm
  • I recently was on a chatroom with a Malaysian gay guy. He’d been in a stable relationship for 10 years, but they lived in constant fear of blackmail and arrest. He told me his greatest fantasy was to be able to walk down the street and hold his boyfriend’s hand.

    It is terrible that Malaysia has now spread the persecution to lesbians. I feel something should be done, but I don’t know what.

    My heart breaks for them.

    Anastasia ∼ October 29th, 2008 8:26 pm
  • oh that is sad :( poor bloke.

    Hella ∼ October 29th, 2008 11:42 pm
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