Two Malaysian women have been caned publicly in a religious court after being convicted of attempting to have lesbian sex. Women's and LGBT rights groups are understandably incensed by this mediaeval practice. (The caning that is. Don't be silly.)
The Muslim women were each caned six times in the Sharia High Court in the state of Terengganu. According to an official, this is the state's first conviction for same-sex relations and its first public caning.
A member of the Terengganu state executive council, Satiful Bahri Mamat, defended the punishment, saying it had been carried out in public to "serve as a lesson to society and we, as honest god fearing men, loved every minute of it. If you can't get off on caning a lesbian then you must be gay yourself."
The caning was witnessed by more than 100 men, many of whom were sporting massive erections and could be seen adjusting their underwear, according to local news outlet The Star.
Malaysian rights group Women's Aid Organisation told Reuters news agency it was "appalled by this grave violation of human rights. We're going to hunt down these primitive bastards and cut off their fucking balls."