Thursday, December 16, 2004

A thought

Went to Singapore about two weeks back. And learnt something I had never known before. Not even on a subconscious level. Singapore has a S$ 1000 (as of today S$ 1 = Rs. 26.6321) fine for 'unnatural sex'. I guess that means doing it with animals, plants or electronic devices.

But I don't know if 'unnatural sex' includes homosexuality. That's still illegal in India. I find that pretty unfair - every adult ought to have freedom of choice to decide their lives and loves. I realise that, for some, there is an underlying revulsion or oh-weird-stay-away-from-me feeling when one meets a homosexual, but in my opinion, that's just so wrong. Inhuman and cruel, even.

Homosexuality ought to be legalized. I don't think it's right to persecute them the way society and the law does now. They aren't given the basic freedom to choose how to lead their lives and are forced to conform to the rigid expectations of a conservative society. And given the current general mindset and the fuss that is made every time a case of homosexuality is detected, it doesn't look like things are going to improve anytime soon.

10 comments:

P said...

Unnatural Sex? Thats really weird! I wonder if anyone has been arrested under that law. Leave the people alone, whatever works for them! Homosexuality should be legalized in India but that ain't going to happen.

Maybe I should tell people who you were really checking out at Stella! :D

AC said...

Ahem... I wasn't checking out the person you speak of. It was a scientific study to determine the sex of the person. And you're a fine one to talk of checking people out!

Anonymous said...

I like big butts and I cannot lie...

Suze said...

i agree,
being gay is not a crime.
far worse things happening
like princi banning my camera phone!!
:(
think i'm going to just skip college
everyone's buzzing off somewhere. singapore, scotland, i'm jealous!

AC said...

Why did he take ur phone?! Were u using it for malicious purposes? ;) And anonymous: yeah, that really adds value to this discussion...

Suze said...

he did not TAKE my phone
he just banned all camera phones
including my supercallifragilisticespiallidocious 7610
but yes, we figured out ways to circumvent that

and nope i didn't use it for malicious purposes either. unless i was anon above and was photographing big butts.
but i'm not so i wasn't so i didn't

Anjana said...

Does Anon's opinion carry a lot of weight? Are politely asking him to butt out?

Nandan said...

looks like anon layed out the bottom line

AC knowing how thorough u usually are in anything u do did u really go all the way to determine the sex of the person u were checking out. Can u give us the low down on ur 'scientific methods'

AC said...

Hmmm... well, the face didn't tell me anything, so i looked, well, low down! Or lower down, at any rate...

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