Sunday, September 22, 2019
child sexuality

“Middle class morality dictates the conversations around sexuality in India”: Vidya Reddy

There is an evolving capacity in every child that we refuse to acknowledge. It means that every child has a different level of capacity based on their environment, culture and life experiences. Therefore, their understanding of problems, need for protection and decision-making capabilities differ accordingly. We consider this evolving capacity only when it suits us. We do not want to address a child’s right to decision making and accessing information based on their own capacities.
Porn ban

“Ban” is Not A Safe-Word

The Department of Telecom - it would appear - through the various internet service providers, sometime back tried to block Indian internet-users' access to some 800-odd websites, most of them featuring pornographic content. All we know about what motivated this, is that it had some connection to a PIL in the Supreme Court, filed by a Lucknow lawyer, requesting that the Government ban all access to internet pornography.
Female Masturbation: Politics and Pleasure

Female Masturbation: Politics and Pleasure

It isn't easy to talk about female masturbation anywhere in the world, not least of all in India. But we cannot let our bodies, our sexualities, be caged into patriarchal systems of propriety. And if there was ever a fight you could find pleasure in, it is this one.Ladies, the power is in your hands. #WomenAreCumming
#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.

Gender Mela: Perspectives On Sexual Minorities

With a rainbow coloured badge that says "Your binary is too basic for me!", I entered the Gender Mela organized by the Women's Development Cell...

Sex(y): 10 Common Myths About Sex and Sexual Health Debunked

Condoms reduce pleasure and other sexual health myths. 
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“Internet – A Dark Carnival Of Humanity’s Wretched Impulses”: John Oliver

By now, it has almost become a matter of great ennui to discuss the ways in which technology, irrespective of its supposed benefits, is unleashing its evils on us. And yet, many these ‘evils’ largely remain out of popular discussions even till today. One of them is, online sexual harassment, popularly called ‘Revenge Porn.’

Gender Studies Group In DU Launches Sexuality Booklets

Due to a lack of a proper comprehensive sexuality education syllabus in educational institutions, young people often face issues relating to gender and sexuality....

Sex Positivity As A Response To Moral Policing Of Women’s Sexuality

Embracing a general culture of sex positivity and adopting a non judgmental attitude towards intimacy and sexual desire is a huge step forward in this direction.

Tweetchat: There Can’t Be Any Conditions On #UnmarriedPeopleWhoHaveSex

We made up the hashtag #UnmarriedPeopleWhoHaveSex to start a discussion around sex, marriage, privacy & "public indecency."

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Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.