Women should shave their heads to stop HIV: Senator

Posted on May 12 2012 - 3:30pm by admin

By Farirai Machivenyika

KADOMA- Women should always have bald heads, lose weight and dress shabbily to reduce their attractiveness as part of measures to curb the spread of HIV, MDC-T Senator for Chikomo, Morgan Femai said yesterday.

MDC-T Senator for Chikomo, Morgan Femai

MDC-T Senator for Chikomo, Morgan Femai

Addressing Zimbabwe Parliamentarians on an HIV sensitisation workshop here yesterday, Sen Femai proposed that women should also be circumcised. He said HIV is spreading at an alarming rate because men find it difficult to resist women because they are becoming more attractive.

“What I propose is that Government should come up with a law that compels women to have their heads clean-shaven like what the Apostolic sects do. We have never heard that those people (Apostolic sects) are promiscuous so the women should have their heads shaved. They should also not bath because that is what has caused all these problems (spread of HIV),” Sen Femai said.

On women circumcision, he said: “Women have got more moisture in their organs as compared to men so there is need to research on how to deal with that moisture because it is conducive for bacteria breeding. There should be a way to suck out that moisture.”

The workshop was organised by the Zimbabwe Parliamentarians against HIV and Aids in conjunction with the National Aids Council, some UN agencies and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

Sen Femai becomes the third MDC-T legislator to offer controversial and bizarre advice on how to curb the spread of HIV.

MATOBO Senator Sithembile Mlotshwa

MATOBO Senator Sithembile Mlotshwa

Another MDC-T Senator, Sithembile Mlotshwa (Matobo), recently said people should have sex once a month and that men should be injected with drugs that reduce their libido. She also called for prisoners to be given sex toys to quench their sexual needs.

Another MDC-T legislator Thabitha Khumalo is also at the forefront campaigning for the legalisation of prostitution and has vowed to assist commercial sex workers form a trade union to fight for their rights.

Meanwhile, Zipah chairperson Mr Blessing Chebundo (MDC-T Kwekwe Central), said the organisation was established to promote Aids awareness among legislators and also encouraged voluntary testing among the lawmakers.

“The workshop is aimed at sensitising ourselves in the implementation of our objectives on curbing the spread of HIV and Aids and to ensure that members appreciate the response (to the pandemic) by Zimbabwe,” he said.

Zimbabwe’s HIV prevalence has been on the decline in the past decade and currently stands at around 14 percent from a high of over 30 percent.

  • muzimbo

    mashaya nyaya dzekugadzirisa here. leave our ladies alone

  • kangu

    kufunga kwemunhu akakwana here uku?

  • Benzyangu

    The Department of Education and the Department of Health should hold joint education seminars for members parliament, on viruses and Bacterias. Senator Morgan Femai, seems to be confused about what causes HIV, and the difference between viruses and bacteria.
    Furthermore, shaving women’s head has no correlation to the reduction HIV, so a class is statistics should be a prerequist for some of these government jobs.
    The problem with the spread of HIV in Zimbabwe is promiscuity, alchol abuse, wayward cultural norms and a very absent government in all minstries.

    • vakainyika

      22 JanuaryAginatious Shiricant believe takwana paSofa
      22 JanuaryGeorgina KuimbaI know sha maonei am slim

  • angrygirl

     the apostolic sect is not promiscuous?? REALLY. thats the first group i associated with barika when growing up. how does  not bathing and shaving our heads stop HIV don’t we see street beggars pregnant???? how did they pregnant…………… it was definitely not a miracle. and lastly why is it MDC-T I think some one is trying to paint a bad image on someone else

  • Bhonzo

    MDC – T should use such daftness revealed by these  sen to cultivate it’s future leaders uku ndookurasika vadhara ava has no clue whatsoever about etiology and prevention of the epindemic HIV and Aids . Boss you just have to shut up or else you are a senator in opposition of democracy  damn fool..

  • Me

    Eish ma1 c ndanyara

  • vakainyika

    22 JanuaryAginatious Shiricant believe takwana paSofa
    22 JanuaryGeorgina KuimbaI know sha maonei am slim

  • Mai Ru

    wow…how about you chop your dick off kana wabatwa nehosha yacho….I can’t believe this is happening in 2012.

    • Pnchikur

      You nailed it

  • Mchiwundura

    this is very shallow how can a senior legislator utter such nonsense in this era. that is stigmatizing women. This is a true picture of a patriarchal society where men dominates. how can one believe that HIV is women’s business only, please be serious. 

  • Missy

    Most ridiculous story of my life time. I never new MDC had these kinds of idiots with no brains. ” shaving heads, dress shabby, suck out moisture” Lmao. How about men controlling themselves, use of condoms, stay faithful, chastity etc.

  • bie

    MDC-T should just fire him at once the man shows gross ignorance and its shameful for a party that is percieved to be a Govenment in waiting to have such characters as MPs or Senators. He is not even worth being a headman I shudder to think how he heads his family Word of advice to him never speak in public

  • Cliffmode2006

    This Morgan Femai is an Idiot I wonder, we should not have such an Idiot as a leader

  • Shungu

    go shave your wife you idiot.how the hell did you become a senator when you are so stupid, shallow minded, primitive and fucked up like that?give us your wife or daughter to experiment on how to drain the so called moisture, you asshole.

  • bushny

    Thanks God Zimbabweans are heading towards the Islamic way of life,women should have a decent code of dressing,cover your bodies from head to toe and make sure that u respect yourself and u will be highly respected!!!!

    • Alwaysequal

       Why dont men learn to respect women as people. It does not matter how they dress. ‘Codes of dressing” are just a way to oppress women. Men don’t have a code of dressing, neither should women.  Women are equal to men and should have all ;the same rights. And all the same opportunities.  Your senators are really ignorant of basic science and are full of misogynistic crap.

  • Fgnewsmaanfg

    that madeness maybe heis right as an opinion not as a policy

  • FLOWERS35

    Sen cut your dam  head off, stupid. learn good reasoning, how comes you are a senator. People in that country must be dam fool.

  • Talitha Cumi

    Zuda harineyi nechirwere. Chero munhu akapfeka mamvemve anongonyegwa. Ndiko kunizi kushaya zvekureketa vakuru ava. Ko kunyarara munobveyi henyu nhayi Senator. Regai vakadzi vamhanyirane nemamafashion. Saka kana vakadzi vazudurwa varume voitwa sei? Sei muri kufunga kuti chirwere chinunzwa nevakadzi benzi. Its so surprising that this day and age people are ignorant about HIV and don’t know how it is caught. 

  • africa

    You are a crazy bunch i tell you…who proposes such a nasty thing

  • sbc

    are you kidding me? 2012? and this is even an option? cutting off hair is a way of stopping HIV? oh lord help us… how about changing this kinda crap first?

  • The Legend

    Question, why are all the people being spoken about from one party alone??? I’m sure there are other members from the other different parties who are voicing such idiotic suggestions.

  • Guest

    On women circumcision, he said: “Women have got more moisture in their organs as compared to men so there is need to research on how to deal with that moisture because it is conducive for bacteria breeding. There should be a way to suck out that moisture.”
     – Seriously? – Does he believe in the tooth fairy as well?

    • Linda Bilings

      Then why the hell are you cutting of mens pleasure producing tissue for! If that makes sense to you then what he said makes even more sense!

  • Miami

    What kind of a leader is this? Why are our leaders chosen on the basis of violence and noise? We need leaders who have a higher  IQ, leading because of their merit and passion to see the nation develop and move ahead with changing time.

  • DD

    Mr Femai’s comments are not only without any scientific basis whatsoever, they are insulting to women everywhere. Shame on him. For goodness sake – where do we get these people?

    • Linda Bilings

      If you gonna cut men, then cut women they got ton more moist tissue then men.If it makes sense to mutilate a mans most pleasure making skin then cut a womans too, she got more AIDS attracting areas!

  • Tipeimutamba

    iri ndozidofo chero kuita hwindi haaqualifaye….nonsense

  • What Ever

    No wonder Africa and African rulers are the laughing stock of the world.

    • Linda Bilings

      America is bigger laghing stock of world cause ,If you gonna cut men, then cut women they got ton more moist tissue then men.

  • Allzee1

    we are being led by a bunch of imbeciles!! Lord have mercy.

  • Gemstonz

    Are these government officials for real? Shaved heads, not bathing, female circumcision? Really? Wow! Thank god I live in america!

    • Lisa Lapone

      Thank God they cut your boys foeskin, If you gonna cut men, then cut women they got ton more moist tissue then men. If cutinf mutilating a mans dick is good, then cut women as Senator wisely noted women have tons more moisture tissue that AIDS sticks to!

  • JohnDoe

    A senator? Seriously? *imagine a blank stare of disbelief here*

  • rethink

    Femai and Mlotshwa’s claims are patently degrading and ridiculous, but I fail to see how helping sex workers to form a union is “bizarre”. Regulating the sex industry, and working with sex workers is a known way to curb the spread of HIV. 

  • Anita Samuels

    What an insult to Zimbabwean women. How did this Femai become a senator in the first place because he is an illiterate fool. Let those who have PHD’s and specialise in HIV give advice to HIV POSITIVE WOMEN not an illiterate man like him who has no knowledge at all about HIV.

    • Linda Bilings

      If you gonna cut men, then cut women they got ton more moist tissue then men.

  • bhanabas

    Morgan Femai anotinyadzisa mhani. Ari kumboti kudiiko? Ko kunyarara kana pasina zvokutaura nhai iwe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • punk101

    What the fuck is wrong with this guy?y dont we shave your wife, your mama, your daughter and suck out moisture from their vaginas first. Take that nxaaa!!

  • Blah Jonso

    Mapfekero okukwezva varume anokururidzira kupararira kwe AIDS. Plus ikozvino vanhu vava kuda zvinhu.