A new app available in the French Android marketplace purports to help troubled parents figure out if their sons (not daughters!) might be gay. What science or hoo-doo does this revolutionary product utilize?
...The science of tired and offensive stereotypes.
Troubled parents (and I certainly mean troubled) who download "Is My Son Gay?" are asked to answer 20 yes/no questions (each more jaw-dropping than its predecessor). They include:
1. Does he like to dress well, pay close attention to his outfits and brands?
2. He loves football?
3. Before birth, did you want that child is a girl?
4. He he been beaten or been involved in a fight?
5. He reads the sports pages?
6. He has a best friend?
7. He loves team sports?
8. He is discreet?
9. Is a fan of singers divas (Dalida, Mylène Farmer ...)?
10. Remains there long in the bathroom?
11. Does he have a piercing in the tongue, the arch, nose or ear?
12. Does it take him a long time to do his hair?
13. You ask yourself questions about the sexual orientation of your son?
14. Are you divorced?
15. He likes musicals?
16. Did he introduced you to a girlfriend?
17. His father is very authoritarian to your son?
18. Is his father absent?
19. In his childhood, he was rather shy and quiet?
20. Does he get along with his father?
I refuse to support this crap by paying $4 for the app, but Jezebel reports the results are delivered with words of advice for parents. If the app determines the son is not a homosezzual, it celebrates the many future grandchildren the user will be able to enjoy (app developers are obviously living in the Middle Ages).
"You do not have to worry you, your son is not gay. So there are chances for you to be grandmother with all the joys it brings."
If the son is diagnosed with a bad case of the gay, the app attempts to atone:
"No need to look the other way! ... He is gay! ... ACCEPT IT! ..."
But does the possible ending justify the means...or even the app's existence?
(Source and image source: Jezebel)