News Don’t Sell, But Sex Will Always Sell

#FiredForSexIt was just a regular day, AAP (Aam Admi Party) was busy upholding their principles and morals. They came to power because of their image of being a Party that was different from the test, a Party that is incorruptible and morally and ethically strong, so much so that they have not shied away from sacking high profile Ministers who represent the Party. They are known for their honesty, and that’s why they came to power. They were different, packaged with honesty, ethics and principles, they packaged themselves in front of people, and readily won their trust.

But who knew, the Party that rides high on the bandwagon of principles and being morally incorruptible will find its struggle, or would tarnish its image because of a sex scandal?

Quite recently, ABP news being the sensationalist news channel it is, leaked a video of Sandeep Kumar, who is now the former Women and Child Development Minister of Delhi. ABP channeled the video as their breaking news, because TRPs. As per the video, the former Minister was caught in a compromising position with a woman. And yes, being a public figure or because the video had sex, the news got viral, much to the dismay of Arvind Kejriwal, who felt betrayed.


The only one complaining for the entire scandal should be Sandeep Kumar’s wife, but we are a country who knows no privacy, hence everyone must complain and crying foul over.

Now at this instance I wondered, betrayed for what? Betrayed because, apparently the Minister compromised on the ethics of the Party that he stood so firmly and confidently on. To no surprise, he was sacked immediately, and for what, because he was having a sexual relationship with another consenting individual, who hasn’t raised any sort of complaints. Rapists roam free after outraging the modesty of a woman he knew or didn’t; but a Minister can easily get sacked because of his sexual relationship.

Surprising, the concept of sex no matter how natural it is, is used to tarnish the reputation of a person, either in the field of entertainment or politics. Sex, somehow raises the question of a ‘character’ of a person, and is often used as a TRP mechanism or to end what could have been a good tenure by someone working diligently for the job.

Long ago, in 1977, naked photographs of Jagjivan Ram’s son Suresh Ram were published in a magazine (edited by Maneka Gandhi) that revealed Suresh Ram in a compromising positon with a woman. The power of this scandal was so much that it managed to change the entire political scene of our country. In 1977, Indira Gandhi was defeated by Jagjivan Ram of Janata Party for the post of Deputy Prime Minister under Morarji Desai government. After these leaks, consequently, the Janata Party got divided into two, and led to the collapse of the government in power.

Sex and politics, such an amalgamation can destroy political clans and forsaken morals and ethics, as equally as the mixture of religion and politics.

After the entire AAP incident, I think we can come to the conclusion that sex is a scandal. To participate in it, to want it, to need it. Though it is quite natural, yet, for people in our country it will always be a sin. Now I think, so many angels must have come to India to gift parents a kid, so many that we are one of the most populated countries in the world.

The adherence, and the consequent action for such an act just goes on to prove why sex has and will always be a taboo. Why it always will be hard for people to digest the fact that two consenting individuals can have sex, especially when they aren’t bounded by some relationship that isn’t legalized. Why the only sex that is acceptable is between a husband and a wife, or a rapists and a victim. Sex that fulfills bodily needs, lust, attraction and intimacy will never be okay, while we can always have forced sex with someone (either due to marriage or horniness), because that is human nature.

Sex for pleasure is passé, always says the land of Kama Sutra.

Yugansha Malhotra

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