Indonesian Official Claims Women Might Get Pregnant In Public Pools With Men Even Without Penetration
An Indonesian official claimed that women might get pregnant the moment they swim in a public pool with men that have “indestructible sperm.”
Sitti Hikmawatty, the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI), warned women in a nine-minute-video.
The official also in an interview with Tribune News that men tend to get “sexually excited” and ejaculate under the pool the moment they see women who wear swimsuits. As a result, these men could possibly release what Sitti calls a “strong type of sperm” that could make the ladies pregnant even without penetration.
In addition, the Indonesian official also said that women who could possibly get pregnant are those who are “sexually active.”
Of course, upon watching the video that was posted online, people started to express criticisms against Sitti, saying that the official should be removed from the office. As expected, people also pushed out some memes that talks about Sitti’s claim.
— KomikFaktap (@KomikFaktap) February 22, 2020
KomikFaktap, an internet comic artist from Indonesia, for example, came up with a parody of the “Jaws” movie of Steven Spielberg, making fun of the said claim. The artist then posted on Twitter, earning thousands of reactions. In the said meme, the artist changed the shark into sperms swimming towards the lady swimming in the pool. The meme contains the word “Awas,” a word in Bahasa which means “watch out.”
Some people also said that the statement is a “dumb” one, especially that it comes from an official of the government, demanding that Commissioners like Sitti should need to be removed from their offices.
In the meantime, the Indonesian Doctors Association executive Nazar said that the official’s claim is untrue and that it is impossible in Science. He said that since swimming pools contain an array of chemicals, such as chlorine, there is no possibility that sperms released by men under the pool will not survive.
KPAI also made a statement saying that the statement from Sitti is not the unified statement of the department.