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I never imagined that the Education Ministry of Malaysia would one day influence what I wear. But the day has come.

Ipohgal and Jukk888 recently reported about guidelines endorsed by the Education Ministry of Malaysia dealing with the issue how to spot gays and lesbians. According to the press  the Ministry endorsed guidelines for parents that describe symptoms of homosexuality. Apparently “being aware of the symptoms of gays and lesbians is the best way to stop it from spreading amongst students“.

The guide listed four symptoms each for gays and lesbians:

For gays:

  • Muscular body and a fondness for showing off the body by wearing clothing, such as by wearing V-necks and sleeveless tops
  • A preference for tight and bright coloured clothes
  • An inclination to be attracted to men (they got that one right, I’m afraid)
  • A tendency to carry big handbags, similar to the kinds used by women

For lesbians:

  • Showing attraction to women
  • Distancing themselves from women other than their girlfriends
  • A preference for hanging out, sleeping and dining with women
  • Absence of feelings for men

These absurd guidelines were heavily criticised. Activists organised a ‘National V-neck Day’ to oppose the guidelines encouraging people to wear a V-neck on October 1 (see the facebook group).

This encouraged me to go back deep in the closet to get out all V-necks I could find and post some pics here on WordPress…

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