Now available on the Android market: An app that answers questions normally addressed only in heart-to-heart chats and soul-baring discussions.
For only $2.69, users can download " Is My Son Gay? ", an app that promises to answer this burning question in 20 steps.
According The Huffington Post , the app prompts users to answer 20 questions about their son, ranging from "Does he spend a long time in the bathroom?" to "Was he shy as a child?" Possible results include:
• Your son is a normal young man: modern and concerned about taking care of himself assuming some feminine habits while maintaining his attraction to girls. However, he may have already had some homosexual experiences with his best friend. These things happen. It is more and more usual in these times to maximize pleasures without taboo.
• "You do not have to worry you, your son is not gay. So there are chances for you to be grandmother with all the joys it brings."
• "No need to look the other way! … He is gay! … ACCEPT IT! …"
Though the French-language version of the app has garnered two five-star ratings from users, the English language version seems to have caused a bit of controversy.
Feminist online magazine Jezebel noted that the app's laughable results are based on "horrible, stereotypical questions." Instinct magazine accused the app of being based on "the science of tired and offensive stereotypes."
What do the developers say about the app? Enmene-Moi, the group behind the test, told The Huffington Post that the app is not intended to be taken seriously and was actually created to promote a book.
"This app was conceived with a playful approach," they responded. "It is not based at all on scientific research … Through humor, "Is My Son Gay?" and the forthcoming novel have the sole objective of toning down/improving the situation and helping mothers to accept their sons' homosexuality."
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