Monday, November 21, 2005

Recant Or Else

S.Anand in his usual style has done an article on kushboo incident in outlook.

‘Tamil culture’, as they define it, has been reduced to effigy-burning, a display of chappals and brooms, and the inability to contest an opponent’s personal point of view in a civilised manner—especially if it is a woman. The sensation-hungry Tamil media, led by the tabloid Tamizh Murasu and Sun TV, egg these forces on to take obscurantist stands.

In times such as these, voices that stand up to the ‘street might’ of PMK and DPI—amounting to 200 activists performing for TV cameras—are few. Politicians, celebrities and persons who can influence public opinion stay silent. When Suhasini spoke out, she was made to fall in line.more


Financial Express editorial on the issue

No one section of society has the right to impose its views on the rest. What is shocking is that just one person within the Tamil film industry and few outside have dared raise their voice against it.more


check out this post by pasug on the controversy

Comments:
Results of the controversy : Kushboo and company

When you mentioned the Kushboo, Suhasini issue I thought of adding this

1. Pre Marital sex is here!. That's the truth. There is no denying it. That's the gist of what Kushboo said (not me!) Its NOT just metros or Mumbai or Delhi that the "pre marital sex" is happening. There are also extra marital going on all over India

2. Tamil Nadu is NO exception. There are surveys that show that approx 40% of college students have had sex before marriage !!! Now please don't come back and tell me ONLY young MEN had sex, and that too all by themselves...

3. Kushboo being a film industry and talk show personality is AWARE of the situation. She spilled it out.

4. Tamil movies have as much sex portrayed in them as bollywood movies. In fact there is a great competition there in showing more sex

5. What happens in Indian cities gets noticed and has a multiplier effect. It's soon followed by others in smaller towns and villages

6. The dress, the dance, the music... the cinema ... these have always moved from cities to towns and from towns to villages

7. So would this "sex" thing move to every place in India.

8. Please note that I am NOT supporting Pre marital sex. I'm just stating the ground reality. I suppose men should stop thinking women are all dying to live as virgins and get married to the one and only man on the wedding day

9. Womens lib is calling this "freedom of expression" and *supporting Kushboo*
http://www.hindu.com/2005/11/18/stories/2005111817091400.htm

10. So to me it looks like Kushboo has a point. Men who expect their wife to be a virgin are fools

11. It is important to note that the MEN are against the women who spoke thus, rather than analyzing the statistics and the reasons behind kushboo's statement .. (i.e.) prevalence of pre marital sex in society today



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