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Sexuality
6 posts
Of Breasts and Body Politics
Body Politics
There’s something inherently perverse about how the patriarchy thinks about breasts. While it freely sexualizes and glorifies women’s breasts in a toxic bacchanalia of misogyny, women themselves aren’t free to do the same. Female desire, after all, is at the margins of India’s popular culture.
The False Binary of Nature and Nurture: Shifting Narratives in the Queer Galaxy
LGBTQIA+
Queerness and its articulation are not static but dynamic; not homogenous, but diverse. Queerness is “liberation from” rather than “bondage to” fixed ideas—the latter would undeniably be a form of violence.
4 min read
The Internalised Bias in the Bisexual Experience
Sexuality
I routinely traverse a minefield of reminders that I am living a double life. While I put on my best online activist hat and pontificate about queer rights being human rights, I deliberately omit doing so from the stance of a queer person. I am what you might term ‘partially closeted’.
Raising Women's Minimum Marriage Age Is A Harmful Patriarchal Non-solution To Some Real Problems
Bodily Autonomy
Increased access to education, better nutrition, and greater access to family planning services are more likely to tackle the problem than increasing the age of marriage.
3 min read
Why We Need To Stop Overrating Penetrative Sex
Sex
Overrating penetrative sex (coitus/intercourse) contributes to a culture that invalidates all kinds of extremely pleasurable and perfectly normal ways of having sex.
5 Reasons Heterosexuality Has To Move Over
Sexuality
The politics of respectability is something that people have to navigate every day, forcing them to forgo non-conformity.
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