News from the Global South
Ladies of Pleasure or Sex Slaves?
Expatica - Netherlands, January 24, 2006 Dutch prostitution policy is meant to free female sex workers from parasitic pimps and turn them into empowered self-employed entrepreneurs. But the authorities are now asking their clients for help to tackle the problem of women being trafficked for sex.
Sex Education Survey Encouraged Amidst Raised Eyebrows
Daily Times - Lahore, Pakistan, January 23, 2006 A recent study on girl college students' reproductive health knowledge has been received well by most students, parents and staff but has also raised a few eyebrows.
Pope Encyclical To Praise 'Eros', Not Bury It
Reuters India - Mumbai, India, January 23, 2006 Vatican City - Pope Benedict's first encyclical will praise the positive aspects of erotic love and human desire within the context of a greater spiritual love, officials familiar with the document said on Monday.
PM Likely To Hold Talks With Kashmiri Pandits
India Monitor - Whalley Range, Manchester, UK, January 23, 2006 Girls from Lucknow, Patna, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Ludhiana, according to a sex survey by a leading weekly magazine, have sex at a much younger age (15-18), as compared to their counterparts in big cities.
How Playboy Can Score in India
ktla.trb.com - Los Angeles, USA, January 22, 2006 Despite strict obscenity laws, stricter religious mores and a fanatical element that regularly pickets and threatens to blow up movie theaters running risque movies, Playboy Enterprises is considering an Indian version of its magazine.