As scary as that sounds, most people don’t actually take it seriously anymore. But apparently, one Indonesian government official still does.
In an 8-minute video interview with Tribunnews.com posted on Saturday, February 22, Sitti Hikmawatty, a college professor who is also a commissioner in Indonesia’s Commission for the Protection of Indonesian Children (KPAI) claimed that indestructible sperm could impregnate women in swimming pools.
According to her, there is “an especially strong type of male sperm” that could impregnate women “even without penetration.” She said that “no one knows for sure how men ‘react’ to the sight of women in a swimming pool,” the Jakarta Post reported.
Her bewildering speech did not go unnoticed. Indonesians are now calling for her to be removed from the KPAI. Over the weekend, #PecatSittiHikmawatty (fire Sitti Hikmawatty), was the top trending Twitter topic in Indonesia.
Indonesian netizens jumped at the opportunity to conceive some hilarious memes.
This Jaws-inspired drawing, titled “AWAS” (watch out), satirises the notorious claim.
That’s why kalo gw punya anak gw akan kasih edukasi sek sedini mungkin. Kalo pas kecil dikasih tau apa yg merupakan daerah pribasi dan ga boleh seorangpun pun untuk lihat dan pegang. Kalau sudah remaja masuk ke fungsi reproduksi dan resiko kehamilan https://t.co/dDMPny4HEv
— pembantu kompleks sebelah (@ertantomi) February 23, 2020