A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South

Author: Pooja Badarinath

Painting of women sitting cross-legged on a floor, looking dull. They are wearing sarees, or only blouse and petticoats.

पहेली चुनाव की : शादी, परिवार और यौनिकता

  “सभी प्रसन्न परिवार एक से होते हैं; प्रत्येक अप्रसन्न परिवार अपने-अपने अलग कारणों से अप्रसन्न होता है” - लियो टॉलस्टॉय   2014 को ‘परिवार के वर्ष’ की 20वीं सालगिरह के रूप में मनाया गया और संयुक्त राष्ट्र की मानवाधिकार परिषद् जैसे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय नीति निर्माण मंचों के साथ-साथ अनेक मंचों पर ‘परिवार, और प्रत्येक व्यक्ति के…
Painting of women sitting on the ground cross legged. One is rubbing the back of another. They are all looking solemn.

The Conundrum of Choice: Marriage, Family and Sexuality

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” Leo Tolstoy The year 2014 as the 20th anniversary of the year of the Family [1] resulted in many discussions around families, their role and their importance in every single person’s life at different fora, including the International Policy Spaces like the…
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Voices: Many facets of consent

Consent [1] has always been a loaded term and when we qualify it with ‘informed’, the realistic practical understanding of what it means ‘to consent’ is at the bare minimum challenging and many times, a conundrum. While the definition of consent has evolved in the area of violence and especially in the context of violence…
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