My favourite Professor from college, Shiv, was on television yesterday talking about the findings of the fourth India Today-AC Nielsen-ORG-MARG survey on sexuality. The half hour piece on Headlines Today, was a discussion on his recent essay on India Today's cover story, "Men In A Muddle".For the better half of those 30 minutes, I was frantically trying to reach all my friends asking them to turn on their Television sets and while some did manage to do that, some just had to make do by swearing at their cable wallahs. And so, I thought I'll just post here some of Shiv's lucid statements, which we've all been so used to of hearing in those Humanities lectures back in campus:
On Bollywood's role in changing the outlook of men on sensuality:
"Bollywood is the magnifying glass and the mirror of the middle class."
On Pornography: [Hehe, we've all heard that often, haven't we ;) ]
"Pornography is a part of the Information Revolution and it is here to stay and grow."
"Pornography is like Democracy. The only difference being that unlike democracy, pornography cannot be regulated through legislation [...]"
"[...] educational device than an erotic stimulus."
And finally, "Women might be oppressed but men might still be repressed!"