In a surprising act of radicalism David Cameron has called for a National Day of Heterophobia (NDH) in the UK. “For too long the citizens of the UK have been oppressed by a heteronormative, homophobic patriarchy, and I want to be part of the movement that changes that,” said Cameron yesterday on his YouTube channel ‘Camz4Change’.
A Whitehall source claimed that after discussing the recent budget Cameron proposed the idea of the NDH to the Cabinet. The planned date will be 24th September to coincide with the release of Karma Chameleon back in 1983 (“That album was a big part of my youth,” explained Cameron). Reactions were overwhelmingly positive. “I’d put it on a par with invading Iraq,” said Home Secretary Theresa May. Meanwhile Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne also gave it his support, “I was once teased at boarding school for kissing a boy, so I think it’s time those nasty straights had a taste of their own medicine.”
Planned activities for the day include:
- Shouting at straight couples in the street who are holding hands and/or expressing any act of affection.
- Trolling known heterosexual celebrities and leaving comments on their websites and blogs that attack them for their sexual behaviour.
- Prefixing all references to known heterosexual people with the word ‘straight’ – e.g. “this is my friend straight Alex”, “they’re a straight couple I know”. Using the term SBF – ‘Straight Best Friend’.
- Using the term straight as a pejorative adjective – e.g. “that’s so straight.”
- Using the term “straights” as a collective noun for heterosexual people.
- Going to straight clubs and shouting heterophobic abuse at the clientele.
- Regularly reminding heterosexual people that they are defined by their sexuality. “Oh, it’s because you’re straight.”
- Generally making heterosexual people feel like an oppressed minority.
- Forcing closeted straights out of the cupboard and shaming them.
Cameron’s suggestion has not gone entirely without criticism. “This is a democracy,” explained Harriet Harman, acting leader of the Labour Party, “An event like this needs to be voted on.” Cameron is yet to comment on whether or not a vote will be held at the Houses of Parliament but our Whitehall source implied that whatever the result of any vote Cameron would go ahead with what he wanted to do anyway.