Thursday, November 14, 2019
playing hard to get

Does Playing ‘Hard To Get’ Devalue Consent Culture? | #JustNotInterested

Just as men are taught that an inital 'no' doesn't mean no, women are taught that playing hard to get is the ultimate form of romance.
Kerala Nun Rape Case And The Dismissal Of Sister Lucy Kalappura

Dissent Against Rape Prompted In The Expulsion Of Sister Lucy Kalappura

Sister Lucy , one of the Kerala nuns who protested against the rape-accused bishop Franco Mulakkal last year, was on Monday expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), for her lifestyle which stood in violation with the church norms.
breakup text

The Ideal Breakup: Texts, Phone Calls Or In Person? | #JustNotInterested

Understanding the nature of a relationship is the primary step in deciding the best plan of action during a breakup.
mismatched expectations

When Love And Sex Collide: Navigating Mismatched Expectations In Relationships | #JustNotInterested

Relationships are always a complex space to be in. Whether it's a first date, a "situationship", a casual fling, or even a marriage, they constantly involve negotiations, compromise and communication.
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.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

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.
Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old child feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.