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Myths and misconceptions about sexuality and gender

September 20, 2019 Hidden Pockets 0

Myths about Menstruation. A woman is impure during menstruation.  She cannot take a bath or a head bath. She cannot cook or enter the kitchen She cannot go out and mingle in public settings. She should only eat little food or vegetarian food. She should douche her vagina with water and turmeric Read More

Do we actually live in a free India?

73 years of independence: Is Indian women truly free?

August 15, 2019 Hidden Pockets 0

India has always been and continues to be a patriarchal society, inducing general subservience through subordination of women and their disempowerment. Therefore, patriarchal binaries prevent a growth or evolution from a system where women are not only denied the agency to make decisions, but the priorities and objectives that women Read More

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Animals and sexual habits.

August 9, 2019 Aadhira 0

We humans need to start looking at animals to understand more about consent and sexual behaviour. Animals sexual behavior takes many different forms, including within the same species. Common mating or reproductively motivated systems include monogamy, polygyny, polyandry, polygamy and promiscuity. Other sexual behaviour may be reproductively motivated or non-reproductively motivated. When animal sexual behaviour is reproductively motivated, it is often termed mating or Read More

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Child Sexual Assault: The Silent Epidemic.

August 1, 2019 Hidden Pockets 0

We were standing on the platform at the Varanasi Junction, waiting for some people to arrive in town. My colleague, Ajay, a grassroots activist from Varanasi, was standing beside me.  “There are a lot of children wandering alone at this station,” I told him, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen Read More

Animals in love: Do they feel heartbreak?

July 30, 2019 Aadhira 0

There’s no doubt many animals grieve the loss of family and friends Animals experience rich and deep emotions- there is no doubt about it. It’s not a matter of if emotions have evolved in animals but why they have evolved as they have. We must never forget that our emotions are the Read More

The Bruce effect: Termination of pregnancy in animals.

July 20, 2019 Aadhira 0

The bruce effect or pregnancy block is the tendency of the female (in some rodents) to psysiologically abort the pregnancy due to the presence of a new male. The female recognises the new male based on the odor. This odor causes Bruce effect. But here goes the complex part: Replacement Read More

Gender and Sexuality Changing Definitions in Psychology

July 16, 2019 Hidden Pockets 0

Gender and Sexuality Changing Definitions in Psychology  Gender and sexuality are inextricably linked together. While both are often used interchangeably, they are in fact different. Gender is an ever changing social construct. It is embedded in social historic and economic factors escaping definition. Heel shoes are mostly considered to be Read More

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