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Campaign in US against 'stealthing' or the removal of condom without consent during sex
World

Campaign in US against 'stealthing' or the removal of condom without consent during sex

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
Arts & Culture

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
Lifestyle

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.

In her sensational memoir, Vanessa Springora asks what consent should look like — and triumphs
Arts & Culture

In her sensational memoir, Vanessa Springora asks what consent should look like — and triumphs

Consent is a Molotov cocktail, flung at the face of the French establishment, a work of dazzling, highly controlled fury.

I May Destroy You: Discussing trauma, rape culture and coping, with focus on the HBO-BBC series
Entertainment

I May Destroy You: Discussing trauma, rape culture and coping, with focus on the HBO-BBC series

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
Health

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

Current outrage over #BoisLockerRoom tells us that nobody is counting on a systemic change
India

Current outrage over #BoisLockerRoom tells us that nobody is counting on a systemic change

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
Life

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
Entertainment

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.

National Education Day 2019: 10 things we wish someone had taught us in sex-ed class
Health

National Education Day 2019: 10 things we wish someone had taught us in sex-ed class

On National Education Day, as politicians and educators debate whether India needs sex education, we asked youngsters what they wished they knew sooner.

Sex, Drugs and Romance: Can We Find Love In A Dopeless Place?
FWeekend

Sex, Drugs and Romance: Can We Find Love In A Dopeless Place?

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 education in schools is a must to tackle India's sexual violence epidemic
science

Sex education in schools is a must to tackle India's sexual violence epidemic

Sex ed includes reproductive health, STDs, contraceptives, consent & gender equality – all of which are key to addressing sexual violence.

The Guysexual’s Guide To Saying No
FWeekend

The Guysexual’s Guide To Saying No

Kartik has always been a 'yes'-man, but now a Tinder match who he had very little interest in has asked him out on a date. Read the Guysexual’s Guide To Saying No, to know how Kartik handles the situation

Reporting on mental health: Eschewing sensationalism in favour of sensitive, critical method is vital
Life

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.

Several phone apps feed sensitive data to Facebook without user consent: Report
News & Analysis

Several phone apps feed sensitive data to Facebook without user consent: Report

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
India

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

SC lifts ban on women in dance bars: Questions about consent, protection from exploitation remain
India

SC lifts ban on women in dance bars: Questions about consent, protection from exploitation remain

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
India

'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.

#MeToo: Understanding consent and sex-positivity in a patriarchal society
long-reads

#MeToo: Understanding consent and sex-positivity in a patriarchal society

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.

#MeToo never set out to be balanced; movement aimed at making us confront biases on sexual violence and consent
India

#MeToo never set out to be balanced; movement aimed at making us confront biases on sexual violence and consent

#MeToo cannot be balanced because it is finally voicing centuries of sexual violence against people who have been silenced and essentially stripped of their humanity.