Friday, July 27, 2007

Back & Forth, To & Fro

There has been such a spate of letters in the Straits Times over the issue of decriminalizing homosexuality lately, and arguments about the wrongness or rightness of homosexuality. Angry Doc gives his very nicely written take on this issue.

It seems to me like a good majority of Singaporeans are still very homophobic. Not only that, but they seem to have a very closed-minded & tunnelled-vision view of homosexuality. Lots of generalizations have been used about how homosexuals are sexual predators/spread HIV rampantly/can corrupt young minds/are perverts & so on & so forth.

It saddens me to think that in the 21st century, in a so-called First World country, there are still these kinds of viewpoints. I shouldn't be surprised, should I, as many Singaporeans still have a very conservative stance where sexuality is concerned. What scares me is that these mistaken prejudices are used as excuses by these people to support their views.

The way things look, it doesn't look like Section 377A of the Penal Code will be repealed anytime soon...

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