They are human, of course but many believe they can be 'restructured'. Men are men still. I have seen them, few are my friends; some can change while others find it difficult to.
So, when Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Jalil showed her displeasure over an action taken by Terengganu Education Dept to send 66 'feminine' schoolboys to a special camp (read here) in order to 'make them true boys', I believe she was being unrealistic.
I am not against this people. However, most of them were not born with such femininity. The people whom they mingled with, their surroundings and the way they were brought up are contributing to it.
I know a few real male journalists who turned into such a character when they changed desks - either from a crime reporter to entertainment or from a sports writer to entertainment. You want me to name them?
The state Dept had sent 66 secondary schoolboys, who had exhibited effeminate characteristics, to the four-day camp in Besut to help address the "problem". Its director Razali Daud maintained that the department had acted "correctly".
He stressed that the boot camp has been designed to "prevent the boys from developing feminine traits which could hamper their future... and if such tendencies were not curbed at a young age, it would lead to bigger problems for them in the future."
Yeah, why not? What would they be when they are matured enough or after they left schools? Please bear in mind that they are MALAYS! We want to see them getting married, have family and kids.
Unless the ministry of some NGOs already have good places and jobs for them. Will some of them turn into a 'pondan' minister one day?
I dont want to write more. Each and everyone of us deserves the rights to opine but in this issue, I support such a move by the Dept. Anything to say, Muhyiddin?
How does Islam define a 'pondan' or 'khunsa'? I know, what about you, Madam Minister? Would you personally prefer to see more of them in the near future?