Indian Supreme Court ruled against decriminalizing homosexuality.
What Hinduism condemns: Rape.
What Hinduism does NOT condemn:Love (Hetero or Homosexual)
What the Indian constitution seem to protect: Marital Rape
What the constitution punishes: Consensual sex between adults
Homosexuality and Hinduism - not oxymoron.
Hinduism and hate- oxymoron.
So before you drag this religion or our (regional) culture into SEC377 debate, remember that the laws against homosexuality was brought to the continent by the British in the 19th century.
We celebrate post colonial independence while still letting our legal systems, morals, and social values be dictated by Victorian culture forced onto our ancestors by the colonizers.
P.S. Nepal, until very recently, was the only Hindu kingdom in the world, and have legalized homosexuality since 13 years.
here is my heart to place under yours.
you are slow breaths
all that strength you made fom your blood.
a whole nation of black pain.
you carried in your spine.
a jail cell. made from your mother’s island.
i return some to you.
are my legs.
ninety four years
is many bones to go through.
many walks through the sun.
many hearts to shed.
many stars of joy to comb through your hair.
a lot of time
let us hold you now.
let us warm the water for your skin.
let our youth be your comfort.
we have seen how your feet danced.
that we have commited
you. to memory.
all hope and fresh mourning.
we know what the ancestors sound like
when they come.
they are ready for you.
if you have done
you came to do.
are finished transcribing your soul into humanity.
have our cloth ready.
our flowers ready.
our songs in our mouths ready.
our feet and all the drums ready.
our fresh water.
watching over madiba (june. 23, 2013. 6:07 p.m. est, usa), nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
today, dec 5th, 2013 madiba has gone from this world. i thank him for the wideness and largeness of his spirit, the lion of his waters, the strength that fed us all. he taught me the truth about africa, taught me that she can and never will be defeated. i shed tears because i am happy you were here, amongst us, with us, filling us all with your light, love, and quiet honey. you magnificent child of Africa, let us sing and dance you home to the ancestors :)))
Rest peacefully, and in power
lovejahhbless asked: I absolutely adore your poetry. Daily reads are necessary for my soul. Bless you.
You are making me blush, Thank you. What a wonderful fix to my otherwise horrible morning. Bless You.
Every now & then I meet men who remind me of my mother’s lessons. You see, loving me was a struggle even when I was inside her.
I wasn’t love. I only thought I was.
I was a ticket out of loneliness his shoe stepped on one day.
Not a war
You should have
To fight to survive.
But if you are struggling to Love me,
You belong somewhere else.
Freedom isn’t always flying away.
it is having a reason to Stay.
I wonder if the Moon
looks at the two of us,
What if she asks the stars
who we are shining for these days
Maybe she tells the trees
that they should have taught us how to stay…
I bet in quiet nights
when the sky is asleep
she laughs to herself, this Moon
she knows she misses us too.
Don’t unpack your bags
for wanderers on holiday
who will never call you Home.