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Symbolism is about power. It is also about intentions. Symbols can often have great cultural value for one group of people while they represent something entirely different for another group. Recently...
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Are you just plain confused about the "new" developments in the sexual behaviour of your fellow countrymen and countrywomen? Do you get labelled a homophobe or a moron and get schooled about your spelling and grammar when you try to have a "healthy debate" about it on Facebook? If you answered “yes” to the first two questions, then you are in the right place! I have all the answers. I am that Social Justice Warrior you didn't know you wanted.
Every time I have a heated debate with a self-proclaimed male chauvinist friend about feminism, equality and gender roles, I think to myself, why do I care? I could say it's because I am the son of a working woman, who raised me to believe what I have between my legs isn't gonna give me any special privileges at home or because I'm the brother of an ambitious woman who doesn't conform to typical gender roles. Or, maybe because I'm just that awesome! But am I?
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The last time Deepu Sebastian Edmond spoke to Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, the profe or of Marathi in Aligarh Muslim University who was persecuted for his sexual orientation, it was with some amount of...
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As I grew older, I realized I was a woman shaming other women for exercising their choice. I was slut-shaming, and my gaze had become the gaze of the world. It made me face that after struggling with the morality of my world during my teen years, to my disbelief, I had become a misogynist of a particular kind.
The Nirbhaya case was a pivotal moment in the continuing evolution of Indian society. The only positive thing that has come out of this tragedy is that sexual violence, which is actually a global issue, took centre stage in Indian public discourse.
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The decision to cast an older actress as Bond girl, to my mind, is almost a paradigm shift. It shows an attempt at deliberate and conscious inclusiveness of women who stand outside of our society's definition of "acceptable". Just as the pivotal character of M could be a woman, so can a 50-year-old woman seduce a perpetually 40-ish James Bond.
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Mere days after a video showing some of the weirdest cuts made to the recently released Angry Indian Godde es came out, the film's director, Pan Nalin, has claimed that he has been receiving threateni...
In June, The Swaddle held a panel discussion on sex education in India. Ever since, we've wondered -- what do parents really think about sex education? What are we really telling our kids? We've put together a short, completely anonymous, survey to find out. Please take it and share with the other parents you know.
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So you know everything there is to know about the G-spot, do you? Well, does the name Ernst Gräfenberg ring a bell? No? This video tells you everything you need to know about the precise spot that can...
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In early 2013, a shooting schedule for ‘Margarita With A Straw’ took place in New Delhi. Kalki Koechlin, who plays the role of Laila Kapoor, a woman with cerebral-palsy, had decided that while the sch...
Government censors have said they will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey to be shown in cinemas, a decision most had anticipated in the largely conservative coun...