So an Indian American student was in news for secretly filming his gay roommate (Clementi) kissing a male friend.
Clementi found out about this, complained to college authorities, and committed suicide.
The case sparked a national conversation about bullying of young gays after the roommate committed suicide in September 2010.
Dharun Ravi is charged with bias intimidation, invasion of privacy and hindering prosecution. Read more here.
Reminded me of AMU students in India filming their gay teacher with a male partner, but instead of those who filmed, it was the victim who was punished.
A week later he was found dead under mysterious circumstances.
How does one expect respect for the law when the victim instead of the criminal are punished?
Maybe it’s because we are still a young democracy that we ban/condemn consensual sex, peaceful protests and Valentine’s Day but we excuse child abuse, murder and rape; and we support hate crimes in the name of morality?
Maybe examples like the three hypocrites watching porn in the assembly will gradually make us understand that there is nothing ‘moral’ about trying to control other people’s lives and choices.