Thursday, July 02, 2009

Something

Measure the magnitude of an injustice by the smallness of what counts as a triumph.

Not a victory, then, but an achievement, a giving way.

How obscene to have to celebrate this; to have to celebrate the fact that having sex with someone you love no longer makes you a criminal.

And for that reason alone, how necessary to celebrate it.

It's good to know that India has finally arrived in the 20th century. Here's hoping it doesn't take till 2109 to get to the 21st.

6 comments:

blackmamba said...

great. I am glad someone said this.

Annamari said...

How necessary to celebrate it, indeed...

km said...

Well, just for comparison, "Lawrence V. Texas" was decided in 2003.

So India is a full 6 years behind Texas.

Cheshire Cat said...

I'm glad they chose this rather than the other rational option - to criminalize sex.

Falstaff said...

bm: happy to oblige

km: my point exactly.

cat: I don't know. I kind of like the idea of going from being a loser who can't get a date to being a fine, law-abiding citizen.

Szerelem said...

oh, but if they criminalize sex where will the legitimate babies come from?