A Magazine on Sexuality in the Global South
The grenade and uterus repeated side by side, depicting how science and sexuality influence each other.

The Editorial: Science and Sexuality

With Assisted Reproductive Technologies, science has managed to use technology to prise apart previous associations between reproduction and sex. With gender, class and queer theory, the social sciences have prised apart previous associations between gender and sex. We have found that knowledge through science, like knowledge of sexuality, can’t be pinned down to absolutes. “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know,” said Aristotle. While science may value the systematic and objective, it cannot escape the baffling convolutions of lived experience. How does life influence knowledge, and knowledge influence life?
Rosalind Franklin - one of the world's most high-profile neglected women scientists.

The Real Reasons Why There Are Few Great Women Scientists

While an increasing number of women are opting to enter the field of science, very few end up securing top positions in research or administration. For instance, in premier research institutes such as the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Indian Institute of Technology, and Indian Institute of Science, women constitute a meagre 10-12% of the faculty. The report attributes this ‘glass ceiling’ that women encounter within the workplace to the social pressures of having a family and the burden of child care.

बातें शर्म, चुप्पी और प्रौद्योगिकीय नवपरिवर्तन की

जुलाई १, २०१६ . ओशिन सिआओ भट्ट सभी समाजों में, माहवारी से जुड़ी वर्जना न केवल इस पर चर्चा करने के लिए कार्यरत मृदु भाषा में स्पष्ट है, बल्कि इसके…

Notes from the Field: What Single Women in Delhi Taught Me about Sexuality

The women taught me how to navigate the city, as I learnt about the different ways the body is marked in public (and in private too). I often tried to discern when ‘bold’ became ‘reckless’, and what the underlying politics of this rhetoric shift might be. How arguments were stacked up pre-emptively determining who was deserving of protection and whose transgressions left them out in the cold.

नारीवाद और विज्ञान: विज्ञान रचते हुए पढ़ाना और सीखना चयनिका शाह का विवेक वेलांकी द्वारा लिया गया साक्षात्कार

एपिसोड ४, अप्रैल २०१३ अनुवाद: योगेंद्र दत्त चयनिका शाह एवं विवेक वेलंकी के बीच यह संवाद इन प्लेनस्पीक के मार्च २०१४ के संस्करण में प्रकाशित हुआ था। यहाँ इस संवाद…