Liberty is not libertinism

Kanchan Gupta nails it

Just because lip-locking or similar public display of carnal attraction (which is not to be confused with love) raises no eyebrows in the West does not mean the East must ape the mating game.

None of this is in defence of Pramod Muthalik’s hooliganism. But to oppose misplaced and vulgar vigilantism is not to support the obnoxious celebration of ‘pub culture’. Liberty, after all, is not about libertinism nor is modernism to be confused with libertarianism.



Written by maald

February 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

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  1. Madam,

    With due respect to you, my mother had exactly your opinion too juts a few days back. She is as traditional as it gets.

    I have made it a point to translate to her every facebook post, every blog on this topic (including the Karnataka home minister’s). Now her views are very different. She understands what we @pink chaddi are up against.

    Just one request. Please do read up our blog, its comments, and join our facebook group. Please also read what other mothers who support the pink chaddi are saying.

    Here is a blog my mother loves to the core:

    Its a democracy 🙂 You can have a divergent opinion even after reading all these. My respect for you as a concerned mother will never diminish whatever be your opinion.

    Thanks for hearing me out. Namaste.


    February 28, 2009 at 3:30 am

  2. When will mothers come against those thugs who are beating them up in streets? They wore jeans? What is wrong with it? Isn’t the sari more sensuous than jeans and top?


    February 28, 2009 at 4:37 am

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