Friday, September 20, 2019
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.
The Kinky Way Forward: How BDSM Helped Liberate My Sexuality

The Kinky Way Forward: How BDSM Helped Liberate My Sexuality

I realised that BDSM gave me absolute control of my agency and that I am no less a feminist because I enjoy being submissive in bed.
#WomenAreCumming: 7 Quotes On Female Masturbation

#WomenAreCumming: 7 Quotes On Female Masturbation

Female masturbation is normal and it's time we do away with the stigma. The clitoris solely exists for sexual pleasure and has around 12000 nerve endings. Many women do not know where the clitoris is or what it does, let alone touching it, playing with it or rubbing it.
Female Sexuality

What Are The Taboos Concerning Female Sexuality?

The idea of suppressing female sexuality is a thread that keeps the patriarchal weaving of the society in place.
Shubh Mangal Savdhan Review

Movie Review: ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’ – A Much Needed Conversation On “Gent’s Problem”

Shubh Mangal Savdhan gets many things right on feminism, patriarchy and masculinity – from acid attacks to erectile dysfunction to superstitions about marriage.

The History Of ‘Hysteria’ And How Science Can Be Sexist

Hysteria was a medical diagnosis in the Middle Ages for women who didn't bow to patriarchy. The word still retains shards of its sexist past.
Meena Kandasamy's Ms Militancy

Meena Kandasamy’s ‘Ms Militancy’ And Its Poems Of Resistance

In Ms Militancy, Meena Kandasamy's poetry wages a fierce resistance to Brahminical patriarchy with its defiant exploration of female desire.
orgasm gap

Why This Orgasm Gap Between Men And Women?

The orgasm gap was mainly the result of the upbringing of men and women where men are brought up to be aggressive and powerful, and women as passive and pleasing.
Sex Politics In India: Why Is Female Pleasure Still A Taboo?

Sex Politics In India: Why Is ‘Female Pleasure’ Still A Taboo?

Sexual relations needs to be redefined, in terms of sexual liberation and more attention needs to be given to female pleasure.
Women's Sexuality In The Indian Nationalist Discourse | Feminism in India

Women’s Sexuality In The Indian Nationalist Discourse

Indian nationalist discourse has deeply connected the idea of India as a mother figure or 'Bharat Maata' to women's sexuality.

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The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

The Shortcomings Of Affirmative Action In India— A Chapter On Caste

India boasts of the oldest and among the farthest-reaching set of affirmative action policies, enshrined within the constitution, created for the purpose of tackling caste-based discrimination and generations of injustice. Despite this, the goal of the annihilation of caste is far from being actualised.
Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Why Do Bollywood Movies About Women Have Male Protagonists?

Over the past two decades, many Bollywood films that have been hailed as women empowerment movies. But are these movies actually giving us powerful female protagonists, or just a reiteration of gender roles through male protagonists?
Can Marriage Truly Be A Feminist Institution?

The Futile Quest For A Feminist Marriage In Today’s World

The question, however, is that even after getting rid of sexist practices and beliefs, can there be a feminist marriage?