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Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Anal Examination of Uganda

Posted by on Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 2:33 PM

According to this sad post in Gay Star News, two young men who are accused of having anal sex were arrested and tortured in the Ugandan town of Oyam. Homosexuality was recently made an offense in that African country, and those caught in the act or proven to be gay by a photograph and examination of the anus (its size, contents, and condition) can face life imprisonment.

This is nothing but sheer madness, and, as I said in my article on the subject, we can only expect the law to be abused by those who have political and other motives that are completely unrelated to homosexuality. Lastly, how do the doctors test for lesbian sex? What do they probe and photograph in that case? Sheer madness.


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MacCrocodile 1
Historically, lesbianism hasn't a major concern for despots as the condition can be "remedied" by force. A woman's enjoyment or interest in sex is irrelevant to them.

While tens of thousands of gay men were imprisoned by the Nazis, very few women were imprisoned for homosexuality, and they would be categorized with the catch-all black triangle as "asocial."
Posted by MacCrocodile on April 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM · Report this
Banna 2
Posted by Banna on April 3, 2014 at 4:06 PM · Report this
Physical examination for scientific signs of homosexuality goes at least as far back as mid-19th century France and the state's forensic expert, Amboise Tardieu. The state linked criminality to homosexuality, and figured if they could identify the homosexuals, they could identify the criminals before they committed crimes. Even at the time his ideas were laughed at, but they remain influential in some parts of the world, including Africa (Egypt is another).

And similar to other former British colonies (Singapore, Malaysia and I believe India too, for example), lesbianism isn't outlawed. I'm not entirely sure but I have been told it had to do with "wasting seed" or some such.

Amnesty International has condemned the use of physical exams to link someone to homosexuality. Obviously not everyone is on the same page.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on April 3, 2014 at 4:10 PM · Report this
they would have to take pictures of the lesbians' suburus --- zing!
Posted by high and bi on April 3, 2014 at 4:36 PM · Report this
cue the lesbian jokes in 3,2,1...
Posted by ellarosa on April 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM · Report this
@4 You mean their U-Hauls full of rescued dogs, right?
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on April 3, 2014 at 5:18 PM · Report this
@3, former british colonies didn't outlaw lesbianism for the same reason England didn't. Colonies adopted the British laws, and since Queen Victoria didn't believe women would do that she refused to sign a law that outlawed homosexuality. Instead, the law was changed to outlaw buggery.

The things you learn in law school (in Canada, currently still a British colony)
Posted by diane b on April 3, 2014 at 9:52 PM · Report this
NotSean 8
Such a needlessly expensive way to detect gay.

Everyone knows you can recognize a homo by observing which side of the head one wears their earring....
...or by finding out if they participate in marching band.
Posted by NotSean on April 4, 2014 at 7:17 AM · Report this

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