Sexual consent

Gender seggregation
Democracy
Women's rights

Sex, consent and the 50 shades of NO

A man who imposes sexual activity on a woman without any indication that she is attracted to him, in the face of blunt refusals or knowing that she definitely does not like him, is a rapist. But without this explicit clarity, there are a lot of grey areas where men and women can communicate very […]

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Vidyut, blogger, can take a joke
Democracy

Consent to be ridiculed

Among the various objections raised to the AIB Roast that has got into trouble over profanity and hurting sentiments and such was the issue of people being offended by being joked about. Normally you’d tell such people to suck it up, but when combined with humor that is already targeted for being offensive, it becomes […]

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General
Women's rights

Open Letter to Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit

Dear Mrs Dixit, I have read your comments on the Delhi gangrape. I applaud your honesty in admitting failure, in admitting the dangerous condition of Delhi for women and your determination that there must be change. In a more cynical mood, I think that it is easy for you to make these admissions considering that […]

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Child Rights
Democracy

Sexualization of Children

Questioning the lack of age appropriate parenting and its impact on children as inadvertently sexually provocative behavior.

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Age, Sex, Consent

Replugging this old article with my views on the lack of recognition of distinctions between sex and crime in actions of governments and judiciary in the wake of yet another instance of a court going on record calling it wrong to punish statutory rape if the 15 year old girl voluntarily eloped with the accused, […]

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