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Feminism and Sexuality

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The Editorial: Feminism and Sexuality

“Ab dil karta hai haule haule se Main toh khud ko gale lagaun Kisi aur ki mujhko zaroorat kya Main toh khud se pyaar jataun” ["My heart now tells me To hug myself tenderly What need do I have for anyone else? I'm just going to love myself."] Lyrics to Sheila Ki Jawaani (Tees Maar…
A young woman in a blue saree and red blouse sitting in her office chair, with a laptop open in front of her. Skyscrapers are visible through the glass walls behind her. She has a short haircut.

How I Became a Feminist, and Other Mundane Things

I did not know what feminism meant, but I remember being told I’m too rough for a girl. Or, was it bold? Or, rude? I don’t remember – there were many words that I was associated with, and believe it or not, I actually used to like them. I used to like that I’m not…
A bride and her mother holding hands face-to-face during the wedding celebration. Their faces are cut from the picture - we can see from their neck to their knees, dressed in a bride's lehnga, and a heavy Indian suit.

Feminism, Marriage, and the Dilemma

Before I was introduced to theatre and the arts in the 11th standard, the future I saw for myself was a B.Com degree followed by an MBA and a decent job in my hometown of Jaipur. My exposure to theatre changed everything for me; most importantly, it showed me how to rebel. The future I…
Lata Mani in a bookshop. She has short hair and is wearing a green kurta and glasses. She flips through a book by a shelf.

Video Page: Lata Mani on Neoliberalisation and Gender

Watch media theorist, linguist and philosopher, Wolfgang Sutzl interview feminist historian and cultural critic Lata Mani about the impact of neoliberalism on the rearrangement of gender codes and conduct in Bangalore, (and) India. Cover image: The Hindu We curate videos and images based on our monthly theme, and credit and link back to their original source.   
Two men hanging out on a side of a road, by their motorcycle. One wearing a blue tee sits on the motorcycle with his elbows on the handle. The other, in a blue shirt, stands resting his elbows on the first one's shoulder.

इससे पोर्न (कामुक सामग्री) का क्या लेना देना? भारत में नारीवाद, यौनिकता, पोर्नोग्राफी और मर्दानगी

 मैं अपनी एक अमेरिकन दोस्त के साथ बातचीत कर रहा था जो स्वयं को दूसरी लहर की नारीवादी मानती हैं और इसीलिए सभी मुख्यधारा की पोर्नोग्राफी और यौन कर्म को महिलाओं का दमन मानती हैं। चर्चा के दौरान उन्होंने यह सवाल सामने रखा ‘क्या आपको लगता है कि क्योंकि अधिकतर आसानी से उपलब्ध पोर्न में…