Monday, December 9, 2019
Will I Keep Calling Myself A Feminist If I Sexualize Women?

Will I Keep Calling Myself A Feminist If I Sexualize Women?

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I worry that I am not feminist enough because I sometimes enjoy the sexualization of women that my intellectual self would so abhor.
10 Things Asexual People Are Tired Of Hearing

10 Things Asexual People Are Tired Of Hearing

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Often people say things that are offensive or could make anyone uncomfortable. Here are ten things that asexual people are tired of hearing.
Take Sex Ed To The Bed: Healthier Society, Happier Individuals

Take Sex Ed To The Bed, Make Healthier Society Happier Individuals

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As someone training to be in the field of education and academics, as well as surrounded by siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and young people in general, I feel the need for proper and timely sex ed is a must for a healthier society and happier individuals.
Infographic: How Can You Support Someone Who Faced Sexual Harassment?

Infographic: How Can You Support Someone Who Faced Sexual Harassment?

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So how can we be more sensitive and caring to someone who has faced sexual harassment? There is no one, straightforward answer, because people are diverse, violence comes in many forms and each case is different.
Clicking Nudes: Documenting The Journey Of Self-Love For My Body

Clicking Nudes: Documenting The Journey Of Self-Love For My Body

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As shocking as his request for a nude was, what confused me even more was why would he want nudes from me, a woman who hated her body? Would he appreciate these saggy breasts with their stretch marks?
Sexperience: Becoming Objects Of Desire, Without Being Objectified

Sexperience: Becoming Objects Of Desire, Without Being Objectified

The positive lesson was that sex does not always need to translate as commitment! Sex could just simply be a good positive sexperience!
The Sacred Mundane: Revealing Sex From Behind The Veil Of Patriarchy

The Sacred Mundane: Revealing Sex From Behind The Veil Of Patriarchy

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While the sexual realm of existence is, from my experience, an endless process of unlearning and relearning, the moment a woman is forced to come face-to-face with her own pleasure is the moment that the veritable sacredness of sex is revealed from behind the patriarchal veil.
Infographic: Some Basics of Sexual Consent

Infographic: Some Basics of Sexual Consent

The #MeToo movement has brought the notion of informed consent into conversations. Even though there has been a lot of work surrounding consent, it is extremely important to keep having these discussions with partners.
Why We Need to Stop Setting “Perfect Victim” Expectations on Survivors

Why We Need to Stop Setting “Perfect Victim” Expectations on Survivors

Survivors do not owe us their stories. Survivors do not have to meet expectations. As allies, we must learn to listen and believe.
JNU Student Rape Case: Delhi Police Fails Women Again

JNU Student Rape Case: Delhi Police Fails Women Again

Another case of police insensitivity came to light when inquiries were made into the rape case of a JNU second year student who was turned away by the local police station when she tried to register an FIR.

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
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‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.