Saturday, July 4, 2009
A Step Ahead...
It’s a gr8 day in Indian history since homo sexuality is legalized... well at least in the capital city. And hopefully soon everywhere else. The reason why it makes me glad is not because I'm one but cuz finally India is showing some signs of being a democratic country. A country where a person is not judged based on just their sexual preference and character.
But what pains me is that this is being opposed by the so called common people, the youngsters of the Janta. Of all the generations, I never expected our generation to be against it. Well - SURPRISE!!!
I can understand t hat the oldies do not agree and its ok for them not to agree cuz of their old believes, lack of knowledge and religious concepts, etc etc tec. But really shocking that our well educated generation is opposing it. I can’t do anything about it, but it’s just a lil unacceptable or rather I can’t seem to digest it. And well, calling it western culture is like hilarious... coming from such well off folks.
It’s just made me wonder about how the society can make it really hard for its constituents to be themselves. I agree that society plays a huge role in ensuring that everything is in order through the rules and regulations its sets for its members, however, sometimes, out of its own prejudices, it can be absolutely unjust to certain members as well. And I am writing this with this clearly planted in my mind that that some of you, infact a lot of you who are reading this, will not agree and say that homosexuality is not normal... well, think again!
Cuz just like the song mentioned above goes, some same-sex birds really do it. So do cows, ducks and other birds, beetles, fruit bats, dolphins, orangutans, cats, dogs, insects, gorillas, horses, sheep, monkeys, and a plethora of other creatures. Scientists are discovering that homosexuality is a part and parcel of our animal kingdom.
Still don believe me??? Try reading this book called the naked ape and you would know how the current breed of Homo sapiens can be naturally Homo! A controversial statement I guess, but true nevertheless.
So do I think homosexuality is a crime? Yes ... read on before you get confused.... It is nothing less than a crime in the Indian sub-context. For centuries it’s been a taboo and considered a curse. To top it all, homosexuality is classed as illegal under an outdated 141- years-old law that prohibits “unnatural” sexual acts, resulting in a punishable offense. But well, then this same act prohibits Oral and anal sex as well since it’s considered unnatural and hence anyone who indulges in it is a criminal.... I believe 90% of our country would be a criminal in this case!
And this is precisely why I am glad that HC has taken a step forward to refine and redefine our laws. It’s high time it’s done and it’s high time that new laws are introduced so that our society can move ahead with time.
I believe No one, and I mean NO ONE at all should be made to feel worthless just cuz of their different desires and preferences. Its time we understand that homosexuals are not queer; they are human... that there the terms homosexual and heterosexual are just two words that define sexual preferences and not the person himself. That we are all the same... we are all human beings no matter what.
Gays. Lesbians. Bisexuals. Trans-gender individuals still have no rights to marry, adopt children or even protest against discrimination at the workplace. But thankfully, this new order by HC at least gives them the right to be recognized as normal human beings, free to live life as billions of other do.
I don’t understand what the silly people are protesting against... what’s the harm in someone being able to live freely? How is it hurting anyone at all?
OH! I heard someone say it’s not natural!!! Ah I hear another voice... against the human race... is it? Really? Harassment, someone else says... nah, these are just excuses
I have been harassed by men so often on the streets of Delhi... so now do I start discriminating against all men??? No right? Of course no... Cuz I do know some of the best people and they belong to the male gender. And I am sure that tomorrow if a lesbian approaches me, and if I tell her I don’t swing that ways, she would be far more respecting and understanding of my feelings and choice than any random roadside Romeo.
And as far as being unnatural is concerned, well its just old bull crap. Yes it’s exactly that. People just need to read more about homosexuality before just simply protesting against it just for the heck of it. It’s been proven that homosexuality existed way before home sapiens did. And recent studies have even proved that’s it’s in the genes. And I don’t think that there is anything more natural than what is in a person’s gene!! And whoever doesn’t believe me, can do their own research before deciding if I am right or not.
And if there is really so much free time that people have on their hands to protest, then kindly make me understand when and how did consensual sex between two adults harmed anyone at all?? GLTB's are not bombing innocent people. They are not raping minors. They are neither stealing nor kidnapping. Infact they are far more superior than the stupid protestors, cuz they are not burning the public property and disrupting the everyday life of our country and its people.
You know what, maybe the tax paying GLTB's should protest against these useless protestors who burn stuff every time anything happens... its like they just need a reason to shout and burn things around
To sum up... all I wanna say is that - People are born gay or straight... just like you are born a male or a female. We don’t have a choice. Its as simple as that. Its like the majority is right handed, but then there are the left handed people too - the ones who are perfectly normal.
All we need is an open mind and above all, an open heart.