Friday, September 20, 2019
turning someone down: is amicable rejection possible?

Turning Someone Down: Is Amicable Rejection Possible? | #JustNotInterested

We have always been taught to fear being turned down, not being good enough and ending up alone (why are these three things even connected?), which often leads to people staying in unhealthy relationships.

“The Sex Which Is Not One”: Vaginismus And The Construction Of Female Sexuality

It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.
Why is no such a bad word in relationships

Why Is ‘No’ Such A Bad Word In Relationships? | #JustNotInterested

Why do people feel the need to make up boyfriends, girlfriends or strict families in order to turn someone down? Why do people not take the first 'no' at face value?

Watch: Understanding Sexual Consent

Consent is freely given, reversible, informed, enthusiastic and specific. If an act doesn't follow through with all these points it is non-consensual. No definitely means no, but only yes means yes.

Suno Traces The Invisible Lines of Consent

Suno voices the dissent against marital rape and domestic violence prevalent within the Indian society where sexual intercourse is mostly non-consensual
Meet Holland: Korea's First Openly Gay K-pop Idol

Meet Holland: Korea’s First Openly Gay K-pop Idol

Korea's first openly gay k-pop idol, Holland, shatters the heteronormative K-pop industry and uses his music to address the violence faced by the sexual minorities.
Tryst With Kink: Brushstrokes Of BDSM On My Sexuality

Tryst With Kink: Brushstrokes Of BDSM On My Sexuality

A myth buster on BDSM, the aritcle aims to talk about the personal journey of the author, masculinity, domination, submission and aftercare.
Contraception Beyond Condoms: The Many Kinds Of Birth Control

Contraception Beyond Condoms: The Many Kinds Of Birth Control

It can be empowering to know that there are so many options in contraception available, and to be fully informed about safer sex!
Why The Enthusiastic Consent Model Is The Need Of The Hour

Why The Enthusiastic Consent Model Is The Need Of The Hour

As per the enthusiastic consent model when the instigator (usually the man) makes a sexual advance, he needs to look for consent that is affirmative, unambiguous and clearly upbeat in sentiment as well as in expression.
sex-strike

A Sexist And Exclusionary Sex-Strike Won’t Save Women Or Roe

A sex-strike by women being considered an effective response to the abortion bans reinforces sexist assumptions about women and sex.

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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?