The underlying issue is the evil deed negating the humanity of a person; thus, sex offenders are labelled as ‘monsters’, less than human.
Tharoor's Bill makes certain recommendations with a specific focus on issues of marital rape, reproductive agency and menstrual rights.
Historically, Indian law has defined the non-consensual penetration of the penis into vagina as ‘rape’.
For the residents of Alabama, USA, it is a no-win situation, since they are getting neither contraception nor development.
A sex-strike by women being considered an effective response to the abortion bans reinforces sexist assumptions about women and sex.
The proceeding regarding CJI Gogoi shows us how the victim is demonised and made an example out of, even after following the process and providing evidence for the same.
On April 19, 2019, CJI Ranjan Gogoi was accused of sexual harassment by a former junior assistant, in an affidavit submitted to 22 Supreme Court judges. In response to this, a three-judge bench, comprising of the CJI himself, heard the facts of the case, but without the aggrieved woman’s presence.
While it is already difficult to prosecute and punish a rape accused, the challenge is even greater when it comes to custodial rape
In the post-privacy judgment era, the departure of archaic provisions like restitution of conjugal rights is very much a possibility.
Whether in this election or the next, voting processes might need to be altered so that India’s youth can vote in full capacity.