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VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Consent, Animal abuse, Water scarcity, Holi 2019

Why Holi is one of the most unholy days of the year for me

People take ‘Bura na mano, Holi hai’ way too seriously. And that's my problem with the festival. If I want to be offended at getting groped or troubled, I bloody well will!

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Consent, Rape Laws, Shashi Tharoor, Marital Rape

Do you think marital rape isn't a crime? Here are five reasons why you are wrong

Only 36 countries in the world have still not criminalised marital rape. India really needs to get out of this list which houses, among others, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Consent, Sexual assault, Marilyn monroe moment, Wardrobe Malfunction

Down with upskirting: Taking photos up dresses secretly is a gross invasion of privacy

In England, a Tory MP blocked the bill banning the practice, but says he doesn't even know what upskirting is.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Consent, Sexual misconduct, American Idol, Katy Perry

Katy Perry kissing a man without his consent is unacceptable

That it is a sexual violation should be evident to all.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Festivals, Rape Culture, Consent, Holi

What ruins festivals like Holi and Diwali for most Indians

Behind the playful mask of the supposedly innocent revelry is the ugly face of collective imposition and non-consensual sexual overtures.

POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Consent, Mahmood Farooqui case, Supreme Court, Sexual assault

How the courts failed in interpreting consent in Mahmood Farooqui rape case

The language used in a rape trial is an important component in the entire process of justice delivery.

VOICES

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Cat Person, Consent, Feminism, Aziz Ansari

I stand with Grace: This is why she didn't leave Aziz Ansari's house right away

When she did not define her situation as assault or rape, then why was she met with a defensive stance that in turn vilified her?

VARIETY

 |  Out of Order  |  8-minute read
Aziz Ansari, Consent, Mahmood Farooqui rape case, Time's Up

Dismal reality of Indian women in the age of Time's Up movement

There are a few parallels one can draw between the Aziz Ansari incident and Mahmood Farooqui case, experientially, if not legally.

LIFE

 |  Fashtag  |  3.43 minutes watch-minute read
Sexual assault, Rape Culture, Consent, Aziz Ansari

Understanding consent in the time of #MeToo and Aziz Ansari controversy

No means no. But is that all?

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Master of None, Patriarchy, Sex, Consent

How to talk about Aziz Ansari without doing a disservice to the discussion of sex, consent, power and misogyny

A young woman's alleged sexual encounter with the Indian-origin star has triggered a sharp debate in the wake of the #MeToo debate.