French company offers PC spyware “to find out if your son is gay”
French company Fireworld ha s posted an online article offering parents “invisible PC spyware to hack their son’s computer to find out if he is gay and has visited gay websites.
It also listed clues as to whether their son is gay. These included preferring theatre and reading to football, and liking certain female singers.
The article read:
“How to be certain my son is gay
“Family is the most important thing. That’s why the sexual orientation of your children, who are responsible for continuing your family line, is important to you.
“While most children are heterosexual, that’s not the case for everyone, and while some are loud and proud about their homosexuality, some prefer to remain discreet. This article will help you determine whether or not your son is gay.”
Marlène Schiappa, the French Secretary of State for Gender Equality, tweeted: “This shows that homophobia and sexism come from the same gender stereotypes. We will fight them together.”
Fireworld has since taken down the article.