Ep. 102: Pride, Simblified – A Look at Section 377 Which is now History
17/09/2018 by IVM Podcasts
On 6 September, India took a massive step forward when the regressive Section 377 (a law that has its roots in the 14th century!) was scrapped, giving members of the LGBTQ community recognition. It’s not the end of the battle, and there’s a long way to go before they have other rights the rest of us take for granted – such as unions & marriage – not to mention acceptance by society at large and bigoted uncles on Whatsapp Family groups. The Simblified trio look at the history of the law, and laws pertaining to homosexuality around the world (including some surprising countries where it’s legal and illegal). NEW TO SIMBLIFIED?
It’s an Indian podcast – probably the best to come from Malad West – that takes things that happen around us, and deconstructs them in language you can understand, often surmounting several puns and PG Wodehouse references along the way. We aim to make you appear smarter during parties, job interviews and dates.
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There was nothing terribly insightful from listening to three straight guys talking about the 377 repeal; but bravo to them for taking the topic up; and boo to them for dwelling too much on the American aspect of gay rights, and then getting it wrong (the judicial overturning of straight-only marriage and the executive overturning of DADT were both ascribed to the legislature). Apart from that, I have no reaction.
Episode listen date: 2018-09-22