This is a very strange one but I just couldn’t help myself. Yes this is SA Rocks but there is a limit and I think that the moral police and politically-correct-ravaged have finally lost their minds…completely.
A new law has been passed that anyone under the age of 16 cannot kiss, embrace or even touch in public. If you are caught doing these things and you are under 16 you can be arrested and prosecuted. Are you freaking kidding me?
What is this? A flipping censored state? Surely education is the solution not restriction? Surely the government and Mr Mbeki cannot believe that this is the answer to HIV/Aids (this is the only thing I can think of as a justification)?
What’s next, no under-age expression? No opinion? No swearing, cursing, blasphemy, loud noises, noise, music, rock music, gothic music? I cannot express enough how silly I think this is. Surely the world is laughing at us, surely this is a move in the wrong direction and a move that we will regret in the future?
According to IOL online “The new law, passed two weeks ago under the Sexual Offences Act, sparked a huge uproar on the popular website [Facebook].” For the record, SA Rocks will be in full support of the protests being organised by the groups on Facebook. I will actively be going out and touching (holding hands), hugging and kissing my girlfriend. In fact I will go so far as to get my cousins (both under 16) to hug eachother in public. Is that a crime too?
This law must surely have ammendments to it that allow family to embrace and be affectionate?
What will happen at school socials, parties, private homes? Will police be actively seeking offenders? I can only imagine that this law is more of a hindrance to police than anything else? Not only do they have to catch rapists, murderers, thieves and the like but now they need to be on the lookout for teenagers kissing and hugging in public.
What a crock of shit. Stupid law.
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