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The feminist and the sex worker: Lessons from the Indian experience

By Srilatha Batliwala Himal Mag Despite decades of tension between feminists and sex workers, it is finally becoming clear that the former has much to learn from the latter. Photo: Alessandro Vincenzi From the earliest days of ‘second wave’ feminism, the… Continue Reading →

#India -Sexual Violence, Consumer Culture and Feminist Politics #Vaw # Sexuality

 – Rethinking the Critique of Commodification : Sreenanti Banerjee FEBRUARY 3, 2013 tags: Arundhati Roy, commodification, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Justice Verma report by Nivedita Menon, Kafila.org Guest Post by SREENANTI BANERJEE I will begin with the by now well-known interview of author and social activist Arundhati Roy, conducted… Continue Reading →

Dear Parents, Have you told your son about rape? #Vaw #Sex #love

January 11, 2013 Following the sensational GS Road molestation case in Assam last year, blogger Local Tea Party wrote a blog post about what to tell your son on rape.  You do one thing. First you grow up. Because, if… Continue Reading →

Breaking the silence around disabled sexuality #mustread

Desexualised or hypersexualised because of their impairments, women with disabilities are denied the right to see themselves and be seen as independent sexual beings. Introducing a series on disability and sexuality byRicha Kaul Padte   “I’d rather use my legs… Continue Reading →

Sex workers cannot be mothers – says Satara police #WTFnews

Anu Mokal, a pregnant woman was beaten up by Police in Satara, Maharashtra. She was so severely beaten  that she had a miscarriage and lost her baby. No Law in the country allows Police to physically assault a women. This… Continue Reading →

Having Sex: Mythbusting

Mythbusting ‘To be human is to be sexual’ Winder, 1983 Sexuality is often equated with just sex. Actually, it’s much broader and also encompasses gender identities and roles sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. Sexuality is experienced and expressed… Continue Reading →

Afghanistan: Hundreds Of Women, Girls Jailed For ‘Moral Crimes’

Kabul – The Afghan government should release the approximately 400 women and girls imprisoned in Afghanistan for “moral crimes,” Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The United States and other donor countries should press the Afghan… Continue Reading →

Russia : Don’t Go There. We Will Not Be Silenced

Lawmakers in Russia just passed a draconian censorship law that would impose stiff fines for anything construed as “the promotion of homosexuality” in Saint Petersburg, Russia‘s second largest city. Reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything related to gay, lesbian… Continue Reading →

Sex Workers Pride – Sangli, Maharashtra ,India

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the Sex Workers’ Pride March to be held in Sangli on the eve of the International Sex Workers’ Rights Day, the 3rd of March. Every year for the past five… Continue Reading →

The Dirty Picture or how not to be a Porngate hypocrite

First Post, Feb 9, 2012 by M. Svairini Confession: I have sex. I watch porn on the Internet and on film. I write erotic stories, I’ve stripped for audiences, and, so far, I’ve acted in one film that could be… Continue Reading →

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