Melayu sexual Jasmin com seks sohbet
Yet, LGBT Malaysians are often perceived as exercising ‘incorrect’ or ‘distorted’ agency. This form of agency, as it is often believed, leads to ‘distorted’ forms of self-representation (the way in which one portrays oneself and relates to others) and self-determination (the way in which one takes charge of one’s own life). Would it not be better to impose limits on freedom of expression to prevent anarchy and preserve national cohesiveness? Then I thought of Pope Francis’ (as cited in Topping 2015) quip in relation to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris that freedom of expression has its limits, particularly if they trample on the religious sentiments of others. ‘Mak Nyahs (Male Transsexuals) in Malaysia: The Influence of Culture and Religion on Their Identity’. The Red Shirts, my friend wrote, had as much right as the Bersih 4 Rally protestors to express themselves. They had every right to believe, to be and to act according to their conscience. As much as I believed that LGBT people are entitled to freedom of expression like any other Malaysian, it was also important for me to see how those who opposed them were also entitled to their own freedom of expression. Nevertheless, I thought further, should freedom of expression be extended to those who incite civil unrest? ‘Deputy IGP: Openly LGBT People Can’t Become Cops Even If Qualified’. We highlighted the resistance that LGBT people and their allies encounter in speaking up for their rights in society, particularly if they have already been marked as ‘ (inverted, deviant, abnormal), ‘flawed’ and ‘sinful’. Some offered a more muted response by suggesting that certain forms of freedom of expression should be curtailed. As an educator and researcher who shares the opinion with countless others that human realities are perpetually unstable, fragile and contingent, I was delighted that we found ourselves with more questions than answers.These ruminations led to another question, which evolved into a semi-debate: Should freedom of expression be unrestrainedly exercised in a country, including for LGBT people? As the lecture ended on a tentative note, my hope was that the discussion would continue among them post lecture.
It seems to me that those who are involved in these ‘voice-overs’ lay absolute claim to the intellectual, moral and spiritual high ground as they pontificate on the lives of LGBT people.
‘Well-meaning’ religio-political, socio-cultural and legal forces are often in gleeful harmonious collusion against the self-representations and self-determination of LGBT people. Although they do find strategies to unmuzzle themselves through personal and collective avenues, it seems that there are more instances in which they are disallowed from speaking than there are in which they can speak for themselves on their own terms.
When they do have the opportunity to speak, what they say often holds little traction, as they are told that what they have to say is immaterial, flawed or perverted.
On my Facebook timeline, I named the Red Shirts’ reactions as imbecilic.
A friend wrote in response that my posting was inconsistent with my own belief in freedom of expression.
In other words, do LGBT Malaysians actually have the necessary space as people who can formulate their own freedom of expression? Might it be that the capacity to speak up and live freely from one’s specific location in life is less a right than it is a privilege, accorded to some but not to others?