- Nov 6, 2014
This was exactly what is was thinking, i never exactly figured India to be particularly progressive or anything, but I was surprised to learn they were so hung up on this type of thing.Mezahmay said:Huh. I thought India had a much more diverse gender identity structure than the largely binary structure in the West. While that doesn't prevent them from having negative perceptions of homosexual behavior, it strikes me as inconsistent from a Western perspective.
*looks into the issue for a moment*
Huh. So they do recognize a third gender for crossdressers and transgender folks who don't identify with their gender assigned at birth, yet homosexuality is still a crime. Progress is funny sometimes.
It may be one of the lest of their problems, but homosexuality itself isn't exactly a big problem either. You would think for a country with such severe overpopulation problems they would be a little less worried by groups of people whose sexual activities aren't going to result in procreation.Aaron Sylvester said:That's the least of India's problems.
Most of the country is still living below the poverty line and is traditionally backwards, running on caste systems [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caste_system_in_India], status, etc. The government and politics are immensely corrupted no matter which state you're in. Mindsets often revolve around religion and/or superstition.
The country has a BILLION problems and I honestly don't see it ending well on the path that it's going, the population spiralling out of control and issues relentlessly getting worse. Pretty much one look at any city will show that everyone only cares about living for today and/or going overseas the moment they have the opportunity.
Gay acceptance is a far-off distant thing, the country first has to take baby steps towards whatever little progress it can manage.