Saturday, February 22, 2020

15 Books You Must Read To Understand Same-Sex Sexuality In India

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Here's a curated – by no means exhaustive – list of books you can read to deepen your understanding of same-sex sexuality in India.
Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

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Men menstruate too! However, trans men feel uncomfortable with their periods because they have been normalised as cis-female experiences.
Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.

Here’s How Toxic Monogamy Culture Is Ruining Our Relationships

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Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.
The TV Show Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki' Fails The Intersex Community

The TV Show ‘Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ Fails The Intersex Community

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Despite having an intersex protagonist,'Shakti' is stereotypical saas-bahu soap and steers clear of actual problems faced by the community.
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

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There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
A Critique Of Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019

A Critique Of Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019

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A series of betrayal of assurances and a convolution of a law that would do nothing for the trans community and would rather snatch away the bare minimum that existed. The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019 bill fails the community on various accounts.
My Experience Of Coming Out As A Bisexual Woman In India

My Experience Of Coming Out As A Bisexual Woman In India

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I identify as a bisexual woman, sleep on a rainbow bed, practice polyamory & over weekends participate in an orgy with my numerous partners.
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A Queer Sikh Trans Man’s Story Of Transition And Community Formation

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I am a Queer Sikh Trans man born in America, and I do not know the number of people like me in this world.
Nine Poets To Understand Lesbian Desire And Female Homoeroticism

9 Poets To Understand Lesbian Desire And Female Homoeroticism

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These poets whose poetry shifts away from the male gaze. The woman is no longer a passive object of desire, but a proponent of lesbian desire.
What Does Sikhism Say About Homosexuality?

What Does Sikhism Say About Homosexuality?

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Sikhism as a religion is very tolerant and advocates equality and there are no references to homosexuality and homophobia in Guru Granth Sahib.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.