Monday, December 07, 2009

Homosexuality in Uganda

This news about proposed anti-homosexual legislation in Uganda came to my attention a couple weeks ago and I've been stewing about it. This report, which allows that the proposed bill goes "too far," inadvertently (guessing by the source) shows just how bad the problem is. Homosexuality is unproblematically associated not only with sexual promiscuity, but more importantly with proclivities for rape, abuse, and pedophilia. All of that is sloppy and dangerous nonsense.

As for the point that the proposers of the bill were concerned with "the many male homosexuals coming in to the country and abusing boys who are on the streets," well, maybe one should just be concerned about abuse and rape in general and enforce laws about that? (What an idea!) (And maybe one should think about getting boys--and girls--off the streets where they are vulnerable sexual violence of any sort from any person...)

2 comments:

  1. Americans’ Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/04/world/africa/04uganda.html

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  2. Rob: I know. We should call this homophobic imperialism...

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