Often people say things that are offensive or could make anyone uncomfortable. Here are ten things that asexual people are tired of hearing.
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.
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.
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?
The positive lesson was that sex does not always need to translate as commitment! Sex could just simply be a good positive sexperience!
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.
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.
Survivors do not owe us their stories. Survivors do not have to meet expectations. As allies, we must learn to listen and believe.
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.
Most of us struggle with being turned down, with each rejection turning us towards the filmy solace of alcohol, good ol’ slut shaming or feeling depressed and belittled.