Prostitution

National Commission for Women Chief Mamta Sharma
National

National Commission for Women or political puppets?

Where is the National Commission of Women that was so critical of Somnath Bharti’s raid in Khirki? The women supposedly assaulted in the raid, whom they were so concerned about who filed a complaint over being mistreated by the crowd have filed a far graver complaint. That of being entrapped and exploited for prostitution. Harish […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Trying to find nuance in the Khirki Extension raid

The story, as many media superhits are, is polarized. On one hand, you have residents of the area, the Aam Aadmi Party and Somnath Bharti who see nothing wrong in the raid. On the other, you have the police, Central government and media seeing the raid as “taking law into own hands” by the law […]

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Photo of a prostitute by Capitan Giona
National

India should have a sex industry

The collective sexuality of the nation is still very Victorian, and now moving toward worse Victorian. Moral judgments around sex are such that sex is near dead beyond the instinctive “itch” that gets tittered about by frustrated women or blustered about by equally frustrated men. I think we need to accept that sex exists, lots of […]

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General

Prostitution as a mirror of society

I came across a blogpost rebutting a comment made on a previous blogpost on legitimizing prostitution, and I found that I disagree strongly enough to write this: Go read that post first, because this one will be free flowing and not quote that post here. Then you might as well read my reply to a […]

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Photo of a prostitute by Capitan Giona
Women's rights

Prostitution, sex trafficking, sexual slavery and personal autonomy

A pro-choice response to an article Taslima Nasreen wrote calling for the abolishment of prostitution: Sex Slavery Must be Abolished While Taslima Nasreen and I both share a concern for women’s rights and I have absolutely no quarrel with sex trafficking or slavery being abolished, we are very different in the solutions we find acceptable […]

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