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The porn dilemma. To ban, or not to ban, is the question.

Wikipedia porn project logo

The porn debate is hitting public consciousness (read browsers) with a vengeance. Even as the Chief Justice of India’s refusal to pass an interim order banning porn made reassuring headlines, reports of porn sites being inaccessible started hitting social media. Chief Justice of India HL Dattu had said in early July, “Such interim orders cannot …

National Commission for Women or political puppets?

National Commission for Women Chief Mamta Sharma

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 …

India should have a sex industry

Photo of a prostitute by Capitan Giona

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 …

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 …