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Sunday, July 25, 2004

Indo-Pak Gay Insults

A letter to the Globe today disputes a recent Ideas section article about homosexual sex in Pakistan. The embassy spokesman assures us that Pakistan is very intolerant of gays (phew, I was worried there), and then he adds a swipe at Pakistan's least-favorite neighboring nation:

It is possible that Kennedy's gratuitous and unjustified sweeping conclusions about Pakistan may have been influenced by a culture of permissiveness and promiscuousness in India, the origin of Kama Sutra.

Just guessing, but I think the nerdy intellectual types who write for Ideas can tell India and Pakistan apart. I did enjoy, still, the not-too-concealed contempt for India here. Now, I just hope India doesn't nuke Pakistan to show how butch they are.