Malaysians make more than a fashion statement with V-necks

Man in white v-neck t-shirtBY STEVE WILLIAMS

The v-neck can do a lot to flatter the figure, but can it also be an instrument for fighting anti-gay prejudice? The answer, it seems, is yes.

Last week, local education authorities in Penang, Malaysia issued a pamphlet during a seminar, one of several to be held up and down the country, that included ways to spot gay children, many of them relying on offensive stereotypes such as male youths carrying large bags and liking to show off a muscular body with tight v-neck sleeveless shirts.

Now, individuals and businesses have decided to fight back in irreverent and interesting ways, such as by organizing a “National Wear V-Neck Day.”


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