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Money and Sexuality

A woman stands infront of a car

The Editorial: Money and Sexuality

Aspects of sexuality such as aesthetic taste, body image, sexual orientation, desires and aspirations, self-esteem, gender expression, reproductive choices, and more, are all interdependent with the impact of money in our lives and that of those around us. Indeed, our systemic relationship with money has a direct influence on how we ‘value’ ourselves.
A photograph of a city street. (Haus Khas Village Lane)

The Learning Curve on Desire, Desirability, and Financial Access

From my experience of being at the receiving end of this snap judgment of desirability, and seeing what a loss it is of getting to know people as persons instead of cardboard images, I realise how unjust this approach is towards seeking companions (which doesn’t necessarily mean romantic partners). This is not how I would want to be seen. I have been missing out on a lot of sexual, emotional and intellectual stimulation by reducing a person’s attractiveness to these notions.
A photograph of a group pf women wearing sarees and speaking on the stage.

क्या ‘धंधा’ (यौनकर्म) भी काम होता है? – भाग II

सम्पादकीय नोट : इस लेख का पहला भाग अप्रैल के पहले संस्करण में प्रकाशित हुआ था सेक्स वर्कर के अधिकारों के लिए आन्दोलन से प्राप्त सीख क्या धंधा करना भी काम है? क्या व्यवसाय करना काम है? क्या ऐसा कोई व्यवसाय जिसमे सेक्स सेवाएं प्रदान की जाती हों, काम की परिभाषा में शामिल किया जा…
A photograph of Kaathala Kaathala , where the man wearing a heavily dressed head gearis trying to grope a woman from behond, while the woman is trying to get rid of his hold. She is also dressed in saree and a heavy head gear. Screen reader support enabled. A photograph of Kaathala Kaathala , where the man wearing a heavily dressed head gearis trying to grope a woman from behond, while the woman is trying to get rid of his hold. She is also dressed in saree and a heavy head gear.

Issue in Focus: Money, Money, Money – Must be Funny

A few days ago, we were doing a self-reflective exercise at work on what gives us power, how we demonstrate power, and what (or who) has power over us. Surprisingly, but not much, I found money featuring across the board for me: be it through financial independence or financial constraints. Power, as exercised by me or as exercised over me, has been intricately tied with my sexuality – ranging from job options to travel decisions to reproductive choices – and money seemed to lord over it all. It wasn’t the only lord, but it was quite a powerful lord.
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