The writer is a Marie Curie postdoctoral Fellow at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the author of Courting Desire: Litigating for Love in North India
Rama Srinivasan writes: Powerful men have explicitly laid out their view that sex against the wishes of their wives is not a crime, legal or moral, while others are in the mood for a marriage strike against what they perceive as a men’s rights issue.
Rama Srinivasan writes: Findings of the recent Pew survey on inter-community marriages should be read in this context
The acquittal of Priya Ramani can be a real opportunity for us to make sexual consent a dialogue in the broader public sphere where stories shared by women without fear of retaliation through legal means can become catalysts for change.
Society looks back to its past or at who women choose to marry or kiss for the source of its problems when, in reality, these are engendered by large-scale structural transformations introduced by the current government.
Evolving feminist narratives in India must resolve the fault lines that have emerged.
Footballer’s case points to the country’s failure to address everyday racism.