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Pornography

picture of people at a protest to "free porn" holding up placards
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Choice and Sexuality in Cyberspace

Consent, however, is not so straightforward in the digital world. With instances where data can be hacked into, and with deep fake technologies making it more difficult to distinguish between what is real and what is fake, we have a situation where it is difficult to completely anticipate the kinds of risks involved, and the ways in which sexually explicit material is used.

Editorial: Sex and Sexuality

Prisms cause rainbow effects because they refract light into its constituent colours. What this means is that the prism itself does not create the colours we see, but that they are already present in what appears to be colourless or ‘white’ light.
Quote written on a grey background: "If we really want to have a meaningful conversation around porn, it's time we stopped talking about its imagined harms."

Porn. Panic. Ban.

I’m convinced we’re having the wrong conversation around digital porn. If we really want to have a meaningful conversation around porn, it’s time we stopped talking about its imagined harms. It’s time we started talking about actual harms. It’s time we started talking about the fault lines of consent.
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…
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.

Issue In Focus: What’s Porn Got To Do With It?

During a recent conversation with an American friend who is a self-professed feminist of the second-wave variety and hence regards all mainstream pornography and sex work as blanketed subjugation of women, she posed the following query, “Do you think it’s because the majority of porn readily available on the Internet today features white Western women…
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