Things are about to get more difficult for Malaysia’s lesbians.
The nation’s top Islamic council told the press this week that they’re keeping an ever-vigilant – and repressive – eye out for lesbians and tomboys, who, they say, are forbidden sinners:
The National Fatwa Council issued the edict following what it said a spate of cases involving young women behaving like men and indulging in lesbian sex, the Malay language Berita Harian daily said.
“There are teenage girls who prefer the male lifestyle including dressing up in men’s clothes,” it quoted council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin as saying. “More worryingly, they have started to engage in sexual activities.”
This begs the question – if a girl likes girls but doesn’t act on it, is she still a lesbian. Yeah, chew on that!