What would you do if your friend told you they were gay? Would you stop talking to them?
I read this article in Kuwait Time [Link] and that is what got me started on the gay issue, then my thoughts started to flow.
A couple of weeks ago we had a really extremly heated discussing about the gay “scene” in kuwait. There were talks that they were going to close down Messila Beach because of the amount of lesbians that go there, and its their “gathering” place. Some ppl thought that it was a good thing, that it was a first step in Kuwait . In my opinion, I think its just foolish, the thing about Kuwait is that we don’t try to fix the problem from the root, we remove the top layer only and expect it to go away. If we close down Messila, they will find another place to gather. Are they going to close down schools, cuz I think thats where everything starts? Are they going to close malls? Restaurants?
First of all, gays have been inexistance for a very very very very VERY long time, and I don’t think that closing down one or two places is going to fix it. Ya3ni okay there might be some issues with the whole gay issue, that its 7arram, and its ruining society (there are a lot of bigger issues that are ruining society I don’t see them crying about that!!). But there are some ppl that are
1. Born with it (extra testosterone or extra estrogen) or another health issue .. born with both organs instead of 1
2. Have had an experience in their youth that scarred them for life
3. Have issues at home and are trying to find a venting place
4. Like Greyshorts said .. they are “summer lesbians” they do it out of boredom and/or sexual frustration
Yaboon “yimni3ooon” gayness. We use that word A L O T in kuwait “Mamnoo3”, bas il mamnoo3 marghoob right? They banned alcohol, does that mean it doesn’t exist? No, it still exists in black markets, it might be harder to get then if it was legal, BUUUT its not regulated, which means that any one could buy alcohol. Ya3ni if I was a 15 year old little kid I could call a dealer and buy alcohol. He doesn’t care i’m 15, as long as he gets that cash in his hands to hell with what I do with the stuff he’s giving me. Not only that,ppl started to make alcohol in their homes and sell them, now the person who buys it will have no idea what he is drinking, the percentage of alcohol in there, if it will make him sick. Okay I know he;s not supposed to be drinking it in the first place but well a lot of ppl in Kuwait drink.
I hate that word .. Mamnoo3 .. Banned .. Min3aw this and Min3aw that .. what the hell is that going to solve? You’re just going to keep banning until you have nothing to ban and no problems solved! I don’t want to solve a problem for 5 minutes and then have it erupt like a volcano. We all want quick fixes but we all know that doesn’t happen. Revolutions/changes might seem like they happen over night, but they don’t they take years and years of planning, and it should be long lasting.
This lead to a friend bring up another very valid point. A couple of years ago, they tried to solve the “ti7irishing” issue by banning guys from entering malls and places and leaving them for families only. Again they removed the frosting off the cake, and it just made it tasteless.
That didn’t solve anything. Yes okay I might be able to shop in peace for an hour or two, but what are guys going to be banned forever? No they weren’t, and truthfully as soon as a person would step out of the mall they would get harrassed. So they found that rule to be worthless.
I know that I talked about a lot of different issues here, but they all deal with the same thing trying to solve the problems in Kuwait quickly. They might seem like they have nothing to do with each other but they are all somehow interrelated.
To answer the question I asked at the top, I wouldn’t care if my friend told me their gay. Thats their sexual orientation and their body.
p.s – after much thought and much debate, I am against legalizing alcohol in kuwait … for now .. we can’t regulate ANYTHING … ya3ni they can’t have rules tht will be followed which will make it easier for anyone to buy it. Unless we have strict rules that are implemented (I am waiting for the day) then the legalization of alcohol will not be helpful Kuwait.