My family came to town for my birthday and we saw the Indian film Water. (official site / apple.com trailer) It’s the story of 8-year-old Chuyia (pictured) who after being widowed is forced to live in a house for widows, all outcasts under the Hindu religious tradition. The widows of Water aren’t subjected to this (many times against their will) for their own benefit or that of society but because a 2000 year old religious text declares it so.

The most memorable line of the movie is an older widow’s exchange with Chuyia:

To even think of re-marriage is a sin.


Ask God.

Are you starting to get the parallel to the prevalent Christian logic regarding sexuality?

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