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Indonesia could force LGBT people into rehab under draft ‘family resilience’ law


Indonesia

A proposed bill to be considered by Indonesian Parliament would compel people with “deviant” sexual persuasions to undergo “rehabilitation”.

Key points:

  • LGBT Indonesians have faced rising hostility in recent years despite homosexuality not being illegal
  • Other parts of the legislation call for women to remain in the home and “fulfil the rights of the husband”
  • Activists have criticised the proposed law and questioned Indonesia’s commitment to human rights

The so-called Family Resilience Bill, which covers many aspects of family life in Indonesia, outlines measures that can be taken to assist families “in crisis” — including those undergoing financial difficulties, job demands, divorce, chronic disease or death.

“Sexual deviation”, meanwhile — defined by the draft law as those who engage in sadism, masochism, homosexual sex, or incest — is named as a sixth form of family crisis requiring intervention.

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Escaping persecution as a gay man in Indonesia several years ago, reigning Kimberley Queen has instead found a supportive community in the northern Western Australia town of Broome.

In cases of family crisis caused by sexual deviation, it recommends that people undergo “social or psychological rehabilitation”, “spiritual guidance”, or “medical rehabilitation”.

Domestic violence is not identified as a potential crisis, and critics note that the word “violence” is avoided altogether.

The articles concerning sexual orientation have been widely mocked online.

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@sihirperempuan tweet: “Homophobic, anti-feminist, unabashedly patriarchal.” my blurb for Indonesia’s Family Resilience Bill (RUU Ketahanan Keluarga) pushed by the conservatives.

“Who has the authority to deem what is deviant or not?” said Mustaghfiroh Rahayu, an activist with the women’s wing of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama.

“This will be very problematic. The target, in the end, is, of course, sexual minority groups,” she said.

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While it is unclear if and when the bill will be passed, it has the support of members from the Gerindra, Golkar and PAN parties — all members of Indonesia’s ruling coalition — as well as the Islam-based PKS party.

Ledia Hanifa Amaliah, a PKS member and prominent backer of the bill, said in a statement that it would “realise the emotional and spiritual development of the Indonesian people”.

Puan Maharani, Indonesia’s parliamentary speaker, has criticised the bill, stating that it is “too interventionist” and “too intrusive” into people’s private lives.

“We need to see the law from a variety of perspectives,” Rahayu Saraswati, a former MP and Gerindra party member, told the ABC.

“What is positive, is that there’s a will to do something different. That can perhaps provide a solution.”

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Ms Saraswati said, though, that there could be “victims” of the new law if people are “forced” into rehabilitation, and that parliamentarians needed to consider it “with a clear head”.

Under the proposed law, female civil servants and employees of state-owned enterprises would be granted six months’ paid maternity or paternity leave, without disadvantage to their position.

But it also stipulates that it is “required” for a wife to “regulate household affairs as well as possible” and “fulfil the rights of the husband and children according to religious norms”.

Women’s rights activist Ms Rahayu said that it risked imposing a “double burden” on women.

“Obligations of the husband and wife are something that can be discussed among the family themselves,” she told the ABC.

Gerindra’s Ms Saraswati said that ultimately it needed to be reviewed, but declined to say that there were fundamental problems with the law.



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Many Indonesians are coming to identify with more conservative interpretations of Islam. (AP: Dita Alangkara)

Indonesia’s human rights protection in question

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo used a speech to Australian Parliament earlier this month to call on the two countries to further the values of human rights, tolerance and diversity.

“Identity politics is a trap to democracy, a threat to adversity and a threat to tolerance,” he said.

But while Mr Widodo was first elected in 2014 with the support of human rights groups, many have become disillusioned with his administration and have questioned his commitment to protecting minorities.

Mr Widodo’s choice of conservative Islamic scholar Ma’ruf Amin as his vice-presidential running mate — who has called for the criminalisation of homosexuality — was widely seen by liberal Indonesians as a cynical ploy to nullify religious-based attacks on the President.



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President Jokowi says he’s committed to tolerance, but rights groups have questioned his sincerity. (AP: Tracey Nearmy)

In recent years, LGBT Indonesians have faced a spike in police raids against their workplaces, homes and public entertainment venues.

While homosexuality is not illegal, people are often publicly shamed by authorities and others have been charged under the country’s controversial anti-pornography law.

Anti-LGBT push sees HIV increase
The marginalisation of Indonesia’s LGBT community is fuelling an HIV “epidemic”, with HIV rates among gay men increasing five-fold since 2007, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

Last year, a senior figure in Mr Widodo’s cabinet defended the Attorney-General’s Office’s decision to post job advertisements which specified LGBT candidates were ineligible.

According to the Human Rights Watch’s World Report released last month, HIV rates among men who have sex with men has increased five-fold since 2007 from 5 per cent to 25 per cent, spurred by rising anti-LGBT sentiment and officially-endorsed discrimination.

“Indonesia had been the good-news story in South-East Asia, but in the past year the human rights situation took a turn for the worse,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch.

“Problematic new laws nearly passed, abusive old ones continue to be enforced, and minorities didn’t get the legal protection they need.”



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Aceh is so far the only part of Indonesia where homosexuality is illegal. (ABC News: Adam Harvey)

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news


Anti-LGBT raids and ‘crisis centre’ planned as Indonesian mayor calls for a crackdown


Indonesia

An Indonesian mayor’s planned crackdown on his city’s LGBT community, including through the use of police raids and a so-called “crisis centre”, has spread fear and outrage among local sexuality- and gender-diverse people and their supporters.

Key points:

  • The crackdown comes after a high-profile rape case in the UK involving an Indonesian student
  • There are plans for raids on the homes of LGBT people and the places they frequent
  • Homosexuality is mostly not illegal in Indonesia, but LGBT people face growing hostility

The controversial decision comes after the sentencing of Indonesian student Reynhard Sinaga in the UK, who authorities there have dubbed “the most prolific rapist in British legal history” after he was convicted of 136 rapes against men.

Sinaga was originally from Depok, a city on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta.

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Now, Depok Mayor Mohammad Idris is planning to order raids on the residences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, according to a statement posted last week on the city’s official website.

The Mayor also said the town would establish a rehabilitative centre to assist “victims” in the LGBT community — but little is known about what would go on at the centre, with local media reporting the centre may seek to “re-educate” LGBT people and their supporters.



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Sinaga was sentenced to life in prison for assaulting 48 men who he drugged. (AP: Greater Manchester Police)

“The increase in prevention efforts is to strengthen family resilience, especially protection of children,” Mr Idris said in the statement.

Indonesia’s human rights commission has since condemned the plan, saying it would “increase the risk of persecution and other law-defying acts” against sexual and gender minorities.

Here’s what you need to know.

What is the mayor’s plan?



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Police raids, like those that have occurred in Jakarta in the past, are part of the proposal. (Reuters: Beawiharta, file)

The Public Order Agency will be instructed to raid places like shopping malls, boarding houses and apartments, according to the BBC, who spoke with the Mayor about the proposal.

They would subsequently be offered some form of religious counselling.

“If they claim to be LGBT and ask for help wanting to get out of that circle, we do some sort of recovery or advice,” Mr Idris told the BBC.

According to media reports in Indonesia, this would be done through what the mayor has termed an LGBT “crisis centre”, which would also be open to people who support sexuality- and gender-diverse people.

Mr Idris told the BBC he considered being gay to being like “a virus” that could “spread”.



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Homosexuality is only a criminal offence in Indonesia’s Aceh province, however police elsewhere still target the LGBT community. (ABC News: Adam Harvey)

Homosexuality is not regulated by law in Indonesia, except in Aceh province where Islamic law bans same-sex relations, but the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation has seen a rise in hostility toward the LGBT community.

Last year, Indonesia’s national police and military said being LGBT was an “emergency and a disease”, and recent raids on transgender beauty salons have forced many women to give up their livelihoods.

A police raid at a gay club in Jakarta in May 2017 saw more than 100 men arrested, while a raid on a gay sauna in the capital later that year led to 58 arrests.

Anti-LGBT push sees HIV increase
The marginalisation of Indonesia’s LGBT community is fuelling an HIV “epidemic”, with HIV rates among gay men increasing five-fold since 2007, according to a Human Rights Watch report.

As homosexuality is not illegal outside Aceh province, police elsewhere often charge LGBT people under anti-pornography laws.

Asfinawati from the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, who goes by one name, said the plan would not prevent rapists like Sinaga from committing crimes in Depok, and would instead foster public hatred towards LGBT groups.

“Perpetrators of sexual violence can be anyone with any sexual orientation,” she said.

“Idris must learn from history that many genocides in this world started with hatred towards certain groups.”

What’s the response been?



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Mommy Yuli (left) from Depok believes the local community will protect her from any planned raids. (Supplied)

The ABC spoke to several Depok residents about their views on the proposed crackdown.

Mommy Yuli, a transgender woman, said her community was not worried about the Mayor’s plan — she believes the local community will protect them.

“I still believe that people around us will help and protect us if the raids occur,” she said.

As a founder of a nursing home for transgender people, Mommy Yuli said her community mingled very well with the wider society in Depok.

Living as trans in Indonesia
Despite verbal assaults from government and religious figures, some in Indonesia’s transgender community are living their lives undeterred.

She said LGBT people never break any laws, and show good manners as citizens.

“We still have the same rights to be protected, just like other people, unless if we violate crimes,” she said, suggesting the Mayor should focus on “other more serious problems” in the city.

Adji, who declined to give his full name due to his sexuality, said the plan to raid places where LGBT people meet was “ridiculous”.

“What is wrong with that? We are socialising with others,” he said.

“If they think that we are going to misbehave or hold sex parties, then they also need to do the same thing with the straight people.”

Like Mommy Yuli, others the ABC spoke to also said the Mayor should be tackling more important issues, like traffic jams and waste management.



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Audi Manaf said she was concerned the mayor’s plan would cause problems for LGBT people. (Supplied)

Another transgender woman in Depok, Audi Manaf, said the LGBT community never experienced any “friction” in their ordinary lives, and said she was worried the Mayor’s plan would create new problems

“This policy will legalise discriminatory raids and it means the state fails to protect the minorities,” she said.

Arif Harahap, a heterosexual Depok local, said he condemned the plan because it would potentially discredit LGBT groups — he said even though homosexuality was not accepted from a religious perspective, it was a private matter.

However the criticism was not universal: Dian Suprapto told the ABC that even though she considered the raids to go against human rights, she welcomed the plan for her hometown.

“LGBT people have their rights, but also us parents, and our kids,” she said, adding that she was worried her children would become gay.

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Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news


Ice Cube – Friday Lyrics


[Verse 1]
You know it ain’t no stoppin’ all the dogs I’m droppin’
It’s Friday night so everything is poppin’
I gots ten to spend on the Hen
So let the games begin
Yakety yak don’t talk back or it’s on
Callin’ up Earl on the car phone
Mack 10 just got out of court
Rollin’ through the hood in his super sport bumping Too $hort
Eighteens got the rear view mirrors vibratin’
And deep-dish Daytons
You know how we do it
Ain’t nothing to it but the floss
Overcrowding Harrison-Ross
‘Cause if you fuck with ours
We leave scars
Out of G-ride cars
Livin’ like stars
Might hit the highway
On the Vegas run fool ’cause it’s Friday

[Hook]
Oh yeah
Throw your neighborhood in the air
If you don’t care
Oh yeah
Throw your neighborhood in the air
If you don’t care

[Verse 2]
Standing outside on a Friday living on the edge
‘Cause we all got them hard heads
It’s seems like we all are waitin’
For a drive-by playing tag with Satan
But we chillin’, yeah, we ready and willin’
Ya hear about the latest westside killing?
Forty sippin’, set trippin’, fo’ dippin’
Pistol grippin’, neva slippin’
BGs trying to hang out
But OGs sayin’ “Take your little ass in the house”
My big homie just got out
Used to be down, now he’s just cracked out
He’s bout hard as Darth Vader
In his sweatshirt, khakis and Chuck Taylor’s
Just seen him in the driveway
Getting beat like a smoker a fool, ’cause it’s Friday

[Hook]
Oh yeah
Throw your neighborhood in the air
If you don’t care
Oh yeah
Throw your neighborhood in the air
If you don’t care
Fool

[Verse 3]
Why must I be like that and chase the cat?
Or settle for a hoodrat
Dookie braids no dreadlocks
Flyin’ in and out of town with half a chicken in her cock
And I love her, ’cause she down
To fuck around with the underground pussy hound
And her ass is big round and wide
Jacked up, make a nigga down to ride
Smoking indo, playing that Super Nintendo
Hear a rat-a-Tat-Tat on my window
Gave her ass that pelvic thrust
Don’t trust the rubber ’cause its bound to bust
In the oven, in the nappy
I had on two so I was happy
‘Cause that HIV’ll make your dick hang sideways
And that ain’t cool, fool, ’cause it’s Friday

[Hook]
Oh yeah
Throw your neighborhood in the air
If you don’t care
Oh yeah
Throw your neighborhood in the air
If you don’t care

[Outro]
Throw the West side in the air
Throw the East side in the air
Throw the South side in the air
Throw the North side in the air
Oh yeah!


HorseShoe Gang – Stress Relief (Anti-Trap Music Album) letras

October 31, 2016

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[Verse 1: Julius]
Have you ever heard that Slaughterhouse song Goodbye?
When I heard that song I cried
Crooked was reminiscing on the tragic day when his uncle passed away
If Crooked was sad that day so was I
That was my uncle too nigga so how wrong was I
Trying to hold back tears yo the fact is
I was at that awkward age thought I was too grown to cry
But my eyes wasn’t close to dry
Going through ups and downs the ebb and flow
Trying to pick myself off the F’n floor
Take the letter F from flow feeling extra low
Hope is miles away I got steps to go, stressed I know
I feel like the Evans kids trying to have good times after James left the show
And the death of [?] I’m worth less in America like I’m currency from Mexico
And I got the kind of woman niggas wish to purpose to
Baby girl I’m just trying to get us rich like I told you
Spittin’ these vocals
But I can’t afford to give you shit that I owe this ain’t how shit is suppose to be and she the type that niggas hold on to
So look this ain’t my official proposal but
Teresa Davids will you marry a nigga you’ve been there for a nigga with the shit that I go through

[Hook] (x2)
Yo I need some stress relief
Stressed the fuck out need the stress relieved
I been going through a lot I’m still going through it
I’m running from my trouble like refugees
Best believe nigga I ain’t never giving up
Nah I’ll never give a fuck
But it seems like life ain’t never been as tough
I’m stressed I’m just telling y’all wassup

[Verse 2: Demetrius]
Yo sex’ll be my stress relief especially when it’s with she
Who brings out the best of me
You ever seen everything you ever need in one person that’s her she was there for me
It ain’t even sex, it’s ecstasy If she was my ex she’d rep for me
Yea she’d rep the team she never need a wedding ring
That’s why I wanna die making love so I can love her ’till we rest in peace
Yes indeed it’s so hard living but a nigga go hard and she go hard with him
Had to bogart women just to get to her it’s so far
She my co star hope it’s no hard feelings ladies
I was in the cold dark sittin’ and she took a nigga in
And then we both start winnin’ and the cold part
Is when I’m in her ocean a nigga wanna cry
That’s why I’m finna go hard in it baby
Maybe I’m an asshole cause lately I been angry on the daily
And I’m half going crazy but my lady saying "wait
Let’s go half on a baby"
She my hero she put her mask on and saved me
Cause I’m a shady nigga I should be signed to Shady nigga
Being that cold made me what I am but my lady she my backbone ain’t she
Ain’t when I’m up in her my nigga that don’t phase me

[Hook] (x2)
Yo I need some stress relief
Stressed the fuck out need the stress relieved
I been going through a lot I’m still going through it
I’m running from my trouble like refugees
Best believe nigga I ain’t never giving up
Nah I’ll never give a fuck
But it seems like life ain’t never been as tough
I’m stressed I’m just telling y’all wassup

[Verse 3: Dice]
Yo I need some stress relief
Stressed the fuck out need my stress relieved
I been searching for a meal not enough doe
Feeling too salty a fucked up recipe
Trying to win for my niggas rest in peace
I want a comfortable lead like [?]
Yeah my family the best of me, give the industry the rest of me
So what’s left of me?
Something infecting me a disease that I’m trying to fight
It ain’t HIV but a lot like it it’s the HIP Hop virus
With no money to treat it you can die by it
I got shit to do, got kids at home need tending to
Can’t pay attention to the hate gotta steer straight
On this rough road hands at 10 and 2
Feeling too lost got things on my mind yo
Should I sell to the fiends that like dope
Or should I sell to the fiends that like dope music
Will I make green with this mic yo?
Or will I make green in the night putting heat to the white
In this pot over my stove
I’m too stressed I can’t call it
Fuck a cell phone I’m trying to keep my self on this tight rope

[Hook] (x2)
Yo I need some stress relief
Stressed the fuck out need the stress relieved
I been going through a lot I’m still going through it
I’m running from my trouble like refugees
Best believe nigga I ain’t never giving up
Nah I’ll never give a fuck
But it seems like life ain’t never been as tough
I’m stressed I’m just telling y’all wassup

[Verse 4: Kenny]
Living a life that’ll test your patience
Ever walk home at night and see the helicopter flashing
His light on your destination
Then having ambulance fly by at an aggressive pace then
Now your mind heart and feet all get to racing
Hoping that the child you left at home is safe and
Thinking if not somebody’s going to become a medics patient
Where I’m from being about the life is a requirement
So I can’t help it if I’m a product of my environment
They’ll either have to feel me or kill me
‘Till then I’mma remain the real me
Life’s pain got me asking God to heal me
Plus doing dirt ‘Till the day a nigga filthy
Slow or fast I’m gon’ progress
Because slow progress is better then no progress
But to keep shit off my mind
I’m high at all times call it an all time high
Been doing a lot of green blowing lately
To escape the fact that I feel I’m going crazy
In the mirror talking for an hour long to face me
Reflection I’m feeling high but I’m feeling low as can be
Shit I need some stress relief
Fuck it light another best believe
No [?] no seeds no sesames
Hope I open my mind ,get it? Open sesame

[Hook] (x2)
Yo I need some stress relief
Stressed the fuck out need the stress relieved
I been going through a lot I’m still going through it
I’m running from my trouble like refugees
Best believe nigga I ain’t never giving up
Nah I’ll never give a fuck
But it seems like life ain’t never been as tough
I’m stressed I’m just telling y’all wassup


Murs – Rick Grimes Is Dead letras

October 22, 2016

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[Intro: Noa James]
So I used to be a security, right, at this Travel America
We found a dead body in the, in the truck
It was a prostitute in the back
I had to get her out right?
But when I was trying to get her out
She telling me she was gonna’ spit on me
I’m like ‘Why is she telling me this shit?’
People are telling me she got HIV
I’m like ‘She trying to get me HIV?’
I’m like ‘Why, why she trying to give me HIV?
Don’t spit on me’

[Verse 1: MURS]
Brains on the sidewalk homicide
Nothing but that yellow tape, white chalk
It’s my fault, I’m a motherfucking psychopath
In my defense though, I never really liked his ass
He tried to smash on me, touching on my chain bro
Put his hands on me so I handed him his halo
Halo, ayo, halo, he thought it was a game bro
Midtown, Master Chief, city of the angels

[Hook: MURS]
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff and the motherfucking deputy
I shot the sheriff, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, sheriff, sheriff, sheriff, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff and the motherfucking deputy
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot

[Verse 2: MURS]
I brought pay dues back bitch
They never thought they see an indie nigga that rich
So they hated on me, but now I’m back again
I swear to God, let’s pray they never be that whack again
We ’bout to pack it in, we might could sell it
Budweiser let the city kick the Devil out
What they was yellin’ out, that ain’t no pay dues
The city love me ’cause they know that I’m a stay true
You niggas bit my shit, they tried to copy on me
Seen the headliner and the fly shit, it’s sloppy homie
Got the little homies actin’ like they don’t know me
I put em on but they still ain’t paid me what they owe me
It’s time to collect, the time for conversation passed
I pulled up and pulled out and started talkin’ fast
Thought he was bulletproof just because he got some cash
It was either shoot em or salute em so I shot his ass

[Hook:MURS]
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff and the motherfucking deputy
I shot the sheriff, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, sheriff, sheriff, sheriff, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff, I shot the, I shot the sheriff
I shot the sheriff and the motherfucking deputy
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot
Body rock, body rock, I can make your body rock
Ain’t nobody ever killed a zombie with a body shot