An Italian court has ordered 12 hours of daily ‘youth community’ for ‘effeminate’ teen boy
An Italian court has ordered that a 13-year-old boy must attend “youth community” for 12 hours daily after he was deemed too “effeminate”.
The court ruled that the teen must stay away from his mother between the times of 7am – 7pm because he “flaunts his effeminacy in a provocative way”.
Glitter and nail varnish were the staple reasons that the teen was deemed too “effeminate”, however the mother said that this was for halloween.
The report said that the boys relationship to his mother was like an “addiction”, stemming from “deep relational problems and psychological distress”.
The case was built after the boy accused his father of sexually abusing him. The charges against his father were dropped, despite the court saying there was no reason to doubt the child’s story.
This sparked the father to report the boy and his mother to social services, because the boys mother was no longer allowing contact.
The ruling came after social services in the country gave a testimony that the young boy had a “personality disorder” which causes him to be “aggressive, provocative, rude and tends to be eccentric… he tends to say in every way that he is different and flaunts effeminacy in a provocative way.”
The report allegedly suggests that “the boy might grow up to be gay”.
Maria Teresa Rossi, the President of the Court of Minors, denied that the order was imposed because of sexual orientation.
She said: “Any measure that restricts parental responsibility is linked to a comprehensive review of their adequacy to fill their role and the protection of the child is our primary interest.”
The mother is planning to appeal the order.