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women and sexuality

Painting of women - some playing Holi, some dancing, some carrying pitchers of water on their head, others watering tulsi, and other two conversing.

The Editorial: Women and Sexuality

What does it mean to be a woman? Are you born one, or as Simone De Beauvoir writes in The Second Sex, do you become a woman? Who then can become a woman? And how? This March, as we join several women and men around the world to observe Women’s Day on March 8, we…
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Issue in Focus: Women’s Sexuality is a Troubling Thing

… and the Award goes to… … Vasilyev's wife … … for having birthed the maximum number of children. I doubt that she was celebrating her sexuality after the first 6 or 16 kids. However her body and her self were certainly harnessed to a life of sexual and reproductive chores and responsibilities. Nobody knows…
Children going to or returning from school. The focus is on four girls in grey and white school uniforms, wearing two braided plaits, and school bags on their shoulders, walking with their backs to us.

“अपना पैर न फिसलने देना!”- उपयुक्त स्त्रित्व पर मुम्बई के शिक्षकों का संदेश

"हालांकि हिन्दी में रेप के लिए शब्द है (बलात्कार) फिर भी महिलाओं द्वारा इसका प्रयोग कदाचित ही होता है। इसके बदले वे ‘इज़्ज़त लूटना’ शब्द का प्रयोग करती हैं जिसका मतलब मान का नष्ट होना है।" विश्वनाथ (1997:323) ऊपर दिए गए उध्दरण में भारतीय समाज में इज़्ज़त की संकल्पना का महत्व उजागर होता है। अत्यावश्यक…
Nivedita Menon speaking into a mike of Constitution Club at a gathering. She is wearing a green kurta, and earring. She and others are sititng on ground cross-legged.

Nivedita Menon: On Feminism and Feminist Conundrums

Nivedita Menon is a feminist writer and a political and social activist. She is a professor of political thought at Jawaharlal Nehru University, and writes for newspapers, the Economic and Political Weekly and for Kafila.org. She is also the author of 'Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law’ (2004) and 'Seeing Like A Feminist’ (2012).…
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