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Spaces and Sexuality

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Editorial – Spaces and Sexuality

A space can make us feel constricted or liberated, and sometimes even both at the same and at varying times. The combination of spaces that we may be occupying in the moment, as well as those we have in the past, predisposes us to act, feel and experience our sexuality in different ways.
Three people are seated at a wooden table - two are reading and one is writing.

Shouldn’t The World Be Big Enough?

We live in a world where resilience is celebrated and given priority over attempting to resolve factors that force one to be resilient. Campuses shouldn’t aim to merely be inclusive of diverse individuals – they must strive to not only affirm them but also celebrate them.
Poster of the movie Nagarkirtan. A woman with short hair is leaning her chin on the shoulders of a man who is playing a flute. The name of the movie is written in Bengali, followed by its translation in English that reads “The Eunuch and The Flute Player”. Below it is the text that reads, “A Film by Kaushik Ganguly”, following which is a list of awards won by the movie at the 2018 National Awards.

Locating the ‘Nagar’ in ‘Nagarkirtan’: Identifying the feeling of socio-sexual rootlessness in the Transgender community

The plot of the movie narrates the tale of the love that grows between two people who are struggling to survive in a world of rootlessness and are continuing to make a cosy home for themselves. The love between Madhu, who works as a food delivery boy, and Puti, who survives by singing at traffic signals, blossoms while they cross paths everyday at the traffic signal and the look that they exchange appears to us as if each of them is trying to find a home in the other.
एक बच्ची (जिसकी पीठ और बाल दिख रखे है) पानी के झरने की और देख रही है, झरने क आस-पास हरियाली और पहाड़ है। बच्ची के बाल कंधे तक है और उसने हलके भूरे रंग की कमीज़ पहनी है

अरुवि: घर और ‘मासूमियत’ पर सवालात

समय के साथ-साथ अब मैं जान चुकी हूँ कि उनके इस उलाहने में ‘घर’ का मतलब सिर्फ वो जगह नहीं है जहां मेरे माता-पिता रहते हैं, बल्कि इसका मतलब उन सभी व्यवहारों और मान्यताओं से है जिनकी अक्सर माता-पिता अपने बच्चों से उम्मीद करते हैं।
हिंदी फिल्म 'की एंड का' का एक दृश्य है, एक पुरुष और स्त्री, जो फिल्म में पति-पत्नी का किरदार निभा रहे हैं ।खाने की टेबल पर बैठी पत्नी अखबार पढ़ रही है और पति खाना परोस रहा है।

घर पर रहने के इच्छुक एक पिता की दास्तान

महिला और पुरुष की भूमिकाएँ अलग-अलग जगह, परिस्थितियों, लोगों और उनकी आर्थिक स्थिति के आधार पर बदलती रहती हैं। समय के साथ हो रहे इन बदलावों को देखते हैं लेकिन इन बदलावों से निपटना उन लोगो के लिए आसान नहीं जो इनसे गुज़रते हैं।


This post was originally posted here. By A. Salman May 27, 2021 — “I really lack the imagining of a virtual world that feels safe to me,” says Nofil*, a queer-identifying Twitter user currently studying abroad, whose identity has been pseudonymised to protect identity. In Nofil’s Twitter-world, the rainbow flag flits in and out of…

Place and Gender: Towards Feminist and Inclusive Cities

This post was originally posted here. By Nivea Jain September 30, 2021 — While the social dimensions of gender inequality are well documented and analyzed, its spatial dimension, i.e., how gender inequality shapes our physical spaces, remains largely unexplored. The generations of patriarchal and misogynistic outlook about gender and gender roles that have conditioned women…