First came the Guidelines to identify gay and lesbian symptoms by the Ministry of Education
Then came A guideline for female employers on the Health Ministry’s portal MedikTV.
Another ‘guideline’ draws flak, sexism charge
Organiser, Adam Shariman, 19, said, “If Utusan (Malaysia), Berita Harian we would know what they will write but the other media, we do not know as they may spin. Hence to take pictures is all right but to record video you would have to obtain a permit. That is what the security supervisor told us.”
The management of the iconic Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) has stopped the media from recording the V-neck gathering held at its premises.
This happened when two security personnel approached several members of the media, who were seen recording the gathering, to prevent the latter from doing so.
The event has attracted local and foreign media coverage, however, the security staff said the “big cameras” used by the media required permit from the management before recording is allowed.
The V-neck Day was held yesterday following the issuance of a controversial guideline to identify gay and lesbians in schools. The gathering started off at 5pm and was attended by 10 people.
KLCC bars media from recording ‘V-neck Day’
It is “unreasonable” to organise the Oct 1 ‘National Wear a V-neck Day’ in reaction to an allegedly state-endorsed LGBT-spotting guideline, said Deputy Education Minister Puad Zarkashi.
Puad said those planning the V-neck Day are taking the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issue too lightly.
“There’s no gay guideline, is there? I had asked the parent NGO and they said they didn’t issue the guideline.
“So when they do this (organise a V-neck Day), it shows that they are not taking this issue seriously. What they are doing is unreasonable,” he told Malaysiakini today.
Puad: Unreasonable to hold ‘V-neck Day’
National Wear V-neck Day
Public Event · By Adam Mosby Sharizman
12:00pm in UTC+08
Wear a V-neck t shirt on the day.
I love wearing V necks. Now they’re being discriminated. So are my friends. Lets wear v-necks to show our love for v-necks and to support our friends.
Share and spread the message. We don’t tolerate bullies and stereotyping. Definitely do not tolerate the fact that our friends are being treated like criminals.
Note: Girls can wear caps too if you don’t feel like wearing V necks.
|1:23PM Sep 20, 2012|
Netizens are organising a ‘National V-neck Day’ to oppose guidelines that are purported to help identify symptoms of homosexuality.
The event, being organised on Facebook , is slated for Oct 1. As of noon today, more than 1,700 people had pledged their support.
“I love wearing V-necks. Now they are being discriminated against. So are my friends. Let’s wear V-necks to show our love for V-necks and to support our friends.
“Share and spread the message. We do not tolerate bullies and stereotyping. Definitely do not tolerate the fact that our friends are being treated like criminals,” the Facebook page says.
Netizens to hold ‘V-neck Day’ on Oct 1
|2:03PM Sep 19, 2012|
A guideline for female employers on the Health Ministry’s portal MedikTV has been removed following allegations that the message is inherently sexist.
The guideline first appeared on MedikTV’s Facebook page in March but went unnoticed until it was uploaded again on Sept 12 and reproduced by the information department yesterday.
At the time of writing, the department had removed the posting on the Facebook page but a Twitter post linked to the Facebook post remained.
The guideline appears to be part of MedikTV‘s infographics series meant for sharing on Facebook.
Topics covered include general tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, dieting and health trivia, to off-beat topics including genital care and middle-age female sex drive.
Removed – sexist ‘guideline’ for female bosses
The eight tips are as follows:
- ‘Relax’ and stay calm in all situations, whether normal or tense.
- Hold frequent discussions with subordinates, especially male employees.
- Do not show ego and power in front of subordinates, especially while giving instructions.
- Do not be too stern and fierce.
- Good in getting support from your subordinates.
- Create a calm and cheerful situation while giving instructions to subordinates.
- Give power to subordinates in performing their duties.
Do not over-control subordinates to the point of irritating them
Another ‘guideline’ draws flak, sexism charge
BAHAGIAN ‘ITU’ PERLU DIBERSIHKAN
Adakah ‘kemaluan dalam’ juga perlu dibersihkan? Tidak perlu, ya! Ini kerana ia mempunyai mekanisme pembersihan semulajadi. Tetapi jika ada tanda-tanda gatal, keputihan berlebihan, berbau dan bengkak, segeralah berjumpa doktor.
Jika dibiarkan berterusan, ia boleh menggangu kesihatan dan menjejaskan sistem reproduksi.
MedikTV’s Photos · MedikTV’s Page
|1:08PM Sep 13, 2012|
The Education Ministry had endorsed “guidelines” to help parents to identify gay and lesbian “symptoms” in their children so they can take early corrective measurements.
The guidelines list four symptoms each of gays and lesbians:
Symptoms of gays:
- Have a muscular body and like to show their body by wearing V-neck and sleeveless clothes;
- Prefer tight and light-coloured clothes;
- Attracted to men; and
- Like to bring big handbags, similar to those used by women, when hanging out.
Symptoms of lesbians:
- Attracted to women;
- Besides their female companions, they will distance themselves from other women;
- Like to hang out, have meals and sleep in the company of women; and
- Have no affection for men.
“Once the children have these symptoms, immediate attention should be given,” the guidelines warn.
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