Sex Workers And Feminists: Time To Strengthen Alliances

Sex Workers And Feminists: Time To Strengthen Alliances

Sex work and sex workers must be included in mainstream feminist analysis, challenging as it does basic foundations of patriarchal control: sexual, financial and reproductive.
A still from ‘Le Clitoris’ by Lori Malépart-Traversy

Le Clitoris: Your Easy Guide To Befriending The Clitoris

Quite similar to our society, the talk surrounding sexual pleasure largely remains male-dominated. It is a lesser known but well-proven fact that the key to female orgasm is the clitoral stimulation, not so much the vaginal penetration or the G-spot, and Le Clitoris, the film explores just that!
The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

Pre-marital sex and the stigma around it influences women to undergo difficult surgeries like hymenoplasty so as to confirm to societal norms of virginity.
Why Is Sex Work Not Work?- Part 2: Lessons Learned From The Sex Workers' Rights Movement

Why Is Sex Work Not Work? Lessons Learned From Sex Workers’ Rights Movement –...

Can sex work be seen as work without the politics of trafficking, violence, exploitation and the woman's choice and agency over her own body?
Why Is Sex Work Not Seen As Work

Why Is Sex Work Not Seen As Work? – Part 1

Sex work is adult consensual provision of sexual services for money. What part of this definition challenges the notion of work?
Arranging to Touch Base For Those With Disability

Notes From A Sex Worker On Providing Services To Clients With Disability

I’ve been a sex worker for over 20 years. Some of my clients are people who were born with or have gotten a disability.
SexDis Cover Photo

In Conversation With SexDis On Sexuality, Disability And Accessibility

SexDis is a non-profit initiative working to establish the fact that women with disabilities are sexual beings just like anyone else.
Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Tom Makes Breakfast: A Personal Narrative On Intimacy & Casual Relationships

Why are casual relationships an unspeakable offense? Sex between consenting adults can be just as special as a monogamous relationship.
Female Sexuality And Islam – A Think Piece

Female Sexuality And Islam – A Think Piece

Contrary to popular discourse, Islam allows a lot of space for female sexuality to flourish as long as it is within a legal Islamic marriage.
Beautiful Thing

Book Review: Beautiful Thing – Inside The Secret World Of Bombay’s Dance Bars By...

Beautiful Thing positions the story of Leela, a bar dancer, against the larger picture of the bar dancing and sex work industry in Bombay.

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Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.
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On Prithviraj’s Statement And The Long History Of Misogyny in Malayalam Cinema

Actor Prithviraj's statement is a small step in rectifying the decades of misogyny perpetuated in Malayalam cinema.
‘Make Men Wear Veils and They will Understand our Difficulties’

‘Make Men Wear Veils And They Will Understand Our Difficulties’

In rural Uttar Pradesh, one woman challenges men to cover their faces with veils and then successfully execute their work.