Thursday, September 12, 2013

Happy but not Gay...


A Message to my SOCIETY!

“Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.”

~~~  This is a poem that I had learnt as a part of my curriculum in primary school. Being born on a Sunday, I would proudly tell everyone that I was bonny & gay.

That was more than two decades ago. Imagine me now, walking up to people and claiming that I am “bonny & gay”! I can just imagine the scandalized look on the faces of the people of this 21st Century Society. But then again, I have never understood our society!!

Couple of days back I was watching the Roadies Audition – yes the same program that has been branded as a show that encourages ‘ragging’ by a lot of prominent people. So anyway, I was watching this particular episode where the contestant’s identity was kept totally a secret. From fuzzing out his profile on the video to censoring his name, location & profession just because he was gay! Frankly speaking, I was outraged! Not because he was gay but because he had to keep his identity a secret because of his sexual orientation. I still don’t understand why?

Somebody’s sexual orientation is a part of their personal life and they have every right to their own choices. It is really unfair to judge them because of it. I mean what right do I have to judge anybody? I have my own life and own faults. No really, what right do I have to point a finger at someone else when the remaining four are pointed at me? Are we all so useless that we have no other work other than to interfere in somebody else’s life, gossip, judge and point fingers? Seriously people get a job if you have so much time or even better – get a life for yourself!

I can hear/read that a lot of people think it is unnatural for two people of the same sex to be together that way. Oh well! Need I remind you that we (our ancestors who were not as well ‘developed' as us) thought that Pythagoras, Copernicus, Aristotle, Galileo were all a bunch of crazies for claiming that the earth was not flat and that it was the sun that is stationary! So people how do you know that it is not natural? Coming to Indian history the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘Sati’. Remember, we all thought that it was only natural to burn a woman alive with her dead husband? We thought that was natural. We thought that was our culture and a part of our religion. So, are you all going to go back and bring back the “Sati” System?

For those who blame the gays’ for being ‘abnormal’ – here’s a news flash for you! They are not abnormal. Abnormal are those people who are ‘straight’ and enjoy raping their victims. Abnormal are those people who think that it is okay to beat up a woman just because they can. Abnormal are those people who molest mere kids. And it is abnormal of the rest of you to accept that and not being able accept two grown people mutually deciding to be together. Yes there! I said it!

And I have a special message for the parents who deny their children the love and respect they deserve for being ‘abnormal’. For the parents who care more about the faceless society than their own flesh and blood – if you think that it’s your child’s ‘fault’ for being homosexual, well you are worse than the rest of the society because technically it is “YOUR FAULT”. It has been proved by science [you believe in Science, right?] that ‘gay’ genes are passed on to a child by their parents. So if you want to shun someone – do it to yourself. Do not punish your children for something that you are responsible for.

For my brothers/sisters/friends who are homosexual – please do not hide what you are and how you feel. You are not at fault. By hiding or not admitting you are not only giving up your rights, but also giving these ignorant people the chance to believe that they are right. Educate those around you and fight for your own life and happiness. Don’t take it to heart if people do not understand it because those who truly love will understand – rest are not worth your attention.

Finally, when are we, as a society, going to understand that we need to be accepting and tolerant about things and issues like these? Otherwise what is the difference between the animals in a jungle and us? Otherwise what is the difference between our forefathers who lived in a cave and us? It is okay to admit that we do not know or understand everything and just because we do not understand something doesn’t mean that it is wrong. If you all really want to fight something – fight corruption and crime. If you want to fight someone – fight those ‘leaders of our nation’ who are using their power and position for their own purpose – But then that’s a story for another day.

For today people Live and Let Live. [And mind your own Business] 


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