Sunday, November 17, 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.

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.
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.
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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Reclaiming Motherhood: Parenting Beyond Gender

Reclaiming Motherhood: Parenting Beyond Gender

This systematic seclusion of women from the realm of art has been practiced under the belief that motherhood is an art. Is motherhood an art?

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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

Sultana’s Dream And Its Conception Of A Feminist Utopia

Rokeya Sakhawat Begum's work Sultana's Dream is a feminist attempt at imagining a feminist utopia, named Ladyland.