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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Life in the desert

Brian Whitaker writes in Comment Is Free:
[T]he story of Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar - unhappily married and yearning for each other but prevented by society from fulfilling their love - has particular resonance in the Middle East today.

Western audiences who see the film can view it as a portrayal of gay life in the bad old days of the 50s and 60s. For Arabs, on the other hand, it's a portrayal of the reality now.
Read the full post.

There's this old saw that we can tell how civilized a nation is by the way it treats its women. If I may add to that, I'd say that we should also look at how it treats people of alternate sexuality.

In India, disgracefully, homosexuality is illegal and is likely to remain so, if the home ministry has its way.

(Comment Is Free link via Instapundit.)
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