In the United States, the fight against this long-taboo practice is gaining momentum, marked by a major victory in early October when California became the first US state to pass a law banning the act
As a generation of thinkers grapples with notions of consent, an observation of the word's travels, its odd, nagging magnetism
Recent novels, philosophical inquiries, young adult and romance fiction, films and television shows join a robust literature from the fields of feminist and disability studies to ask who and what the term “consent” excludes today.
At heart of Tarun Tejpal judgment is issue of consent, which is central to rape law, this case, and how courts deal with it
This judicial trapeze of a reasoning on consent is by no means a pathological vice of the Goa court that ruled on the Tejpal case alone.
Consent is a Molotov cocktail, flung at the face of the French establishment, a work of dazzling, highly controlled fury.
I May Destroy You, produced by HBO and BBC, is about the act of figuring out survival from trauma, and an effort to nudge our language out of its limitations.
Safe sex practices for LGBTQ+: Protection, destigmatising STIs and other things you should keep in mind for a healthy sex life
The stigma attached to the LGBTQ+ community, and sex in general, in India and most other countries, makes it more difficult to spread awareness about safe sex practices
If you are as outraged as I am over the leaked screenshots of #BoisLockerRoom — an Instagram handle where teenage boys (and a few girls) shared obscene messages and screenshots of underage girls — but found any of the other instances above "ok" or "just harmless fun yaar", then, yes, you live in the locker room.
Aika to the Baika: Verse meets social critique in new lavani about how police can better deal with women's complaints
As its refrain suggests, Aika to the Baika prompts the viewer to listen, to really listen to women. Though it is infamous for indulging only in themes like desire, sensuality, love and longing, lavani has in fact for centuries been employed as a tool for social messaging. Aika to the Baika is a modern iteration of the samajik lavani, a 'lyrical banter'.
Gigi Hadid excused from jury duty in Harvey Weinstein trial; judge says case not 'referendum' on #MeToo movement
While Gigi Hadid has been dismissed from jury duty in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, seven jurors, comprising three women and four men, have been selected.
On National Education Day, as politicians and educators debate whether India needs sex education, we asked youngsters what they wished they knew sooner.
Gay men have been using narcotics (and sometimes, even the needle) to heighten their experiences of sex for centuries. Where does that leave the quintessential gay man who doesn’t want to take the shortcut to finding his soul mate?
Sex ed includes reproductive health, STDs, contraceptives, consent & gender equality – all of which are key to addressing sexual violence.
Reporting on mental health: Eschewing sensationalism in favour of sensitive, critical method is vital
Not only is the lack of sensitive reportage on mental health backfiring in many ways, it is also reinforcing the very social stigmas which are being spoken about.
An analytics tool called “App Events” records user activity and report it back to Facebook.
Misogyny and racism as spectacle and performance: A critique of Mahesh Shantaram’s African Portraits, Forbidden Love
Mahesh Shantaram’s work fits into a long history of photographing and projecting black bodies as sites of victimhood
While the State may now take measures to protect women in dance bars, are alternative livelihoods available to these women, especially as they grow older and can no longer work at bars?
'Consensual sex of live-in partners not rape if man fails to marry': SC ruling tackles sensitive issues like consent, but lacks nuance
While the Supreme Court judgment takes a hard look at consensual relationships, rape, and consent itself, and is progressive to some extent, it lacks nuance. The Supreme Court, on 22 November, 2018, held that if a person had not made the promise to marry with the sole intent to seduce a woman to indulge in sexual acts, such an act would not amount to rape.
Patriarchal hookup culture treats consent like a game, something to be secured so that technically what follows isn’t rape. Many of the narratives that have emerged during #MeToo have revealed the hollowness of the distinction between illegal rape and unethical sex.