"Manly" Women Considered Menace To Society

Officials in the UAE have launched a campaign designed to protect their country from "manly women," or what they describe as the "fourth gender" (read: lesbians).

The initiative will include educational campaigns and workshops that aim to re-feminize the women of Dubai. Naji Hay, an official at the ministry of social affairs, said: "The phenomenon of manly women has become apparent in society.... These women are against the normal nature of females. Their deviant behavior threatens other normal girls. This is why we had to launch this initiative to protect society from this menace." [LA Times via Global Voices Online]