The possibility of non-penetrative conception inÂ swimming poolsÂ isnâ€™t exactly a new rumour. TheÂ urban legendÂ goes that unsuspecting girls can get knocked up via ejaculation in pools.
As scary as that sounds, most people donâ€™t actually take it seriously anymore. But apparently, one Indonesian government official still does.
In an 8-minuteÂ video interviewÂ withÂ Tribunnews.com posted on Saturday, February 22, Sitti Hikmawatty, a college professor who is also a commissioner in Indonesiaâ€™s Commission for the Protection of Indonesian Children (KPAI) claimed that indestructible sperm could impregnate women in swimming pools.
According to her, there is â€œan especially strong type of male spermâ€ that could impregnate women â€œeven without penetration.â€ She said that â€œno one knows for sure how men â€˜reactâ€™ to the sight of women in a swimming pool,â€Â theÂ Jakarta PostÂ 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 inÂ Indonesia.
Indonesian netizens jumped at the opportunity to conceive some hilarious memes.
ThisÂ Jaws-inspired drawing, titled â€œAWASâ€ (watch out), satirises the notorious claim.
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â€” pembantu kompleks sebelah (@ertantomi) February 23, 2020