Tears and Tantrums Over the Sex Cocktail
My last blog dealt with the tamasha which goes on over the sex cocktail in our present day society. What I wrote obviously hit many a raw nerve for what tears and tantrums there followed, my lovelies. Some who thought they were being targeted went into depression. Now, now, you must know I’m not an unkind person but it’s like this. I am fond of so many of you as individuals. But you can’t expect me to be fond of your way of life. That has to be my decision and attitude. So many of you are talented, intelligent, creative young men and women. I admire your talent. Not your sexual orientation.
The late Rituparno Ghosh used to confide so many of his problems regarding his way of life. He was unhappy about the route his life was taking. He was devoted to me and I was truly fond of him. But I still feel that being gay did not work for him. I think Indroneel Mukherjee is a vastly creative designer and an extremely witty conversationalist. But Indroneel should not take it amiss if I cannot follow his attitudes regarding gender. At one time a young Tollywood actress crossed my Wiccan path and wanted me to teach her. She was acting in my serial Parapaar on ETV Bangla. She is talented and a lovely young woman. She confided in me about her orientation. I taught her the Wiccan tenets for awhile but I realized that Wicca was not for her. She could never be a Wiccan. I asked her to move on. Also I felt it was my duty to my other students to keep our Brigade homophobic as it is meant to be.
|Ipsita Roy Chakraverti|
In the course of my life and work I have come across other young men and women, gay and lesbian. They respect me and I am always happy to see them. But it has to end there. I may teach them a thing or two about Wicca but I cannot accept them as long term students. Yes, I am homophobic. The thought of a same-sex sexual relationship is unacceptable to me. Wicca believes in natural bonds. Wicca believes in Nature. A gay or lesbian relationship is unnatural.
The LGBT general cries itself hoarse that gays are born not made. That may be true. But in that case keep yourselves to yourselves. Make your own community. Do not intrude into the straight and homophobic world. I have often heard them claim that their way of thinking has a lot in common with Wicca. Heaven forbid! Wicca believes in straight relationships, it believes in being alone if need be. It believes in supremacy of spirit and mind. The body comes a second or third. Wicca believes in emotional and intellectual bonding. Not in the LGBT cocktail of the sexes.