The term ‘Slut Shaming’ is defined as “the act of criticising a woman for her real or presumed sexual activity, or for behaving in ways that someone thinks are associated with her real or presumed sexual activity.” Slut shaming has made a key presence in the both the virtual the world and in reality, […]Read more "Slut Shaming- A Patriarchal Concept?"
More and more people are becoming open to the idea paying for sex. The journal ‘Sexually Transmitted Infections’ found 1 in 10 British men say that have paid for sex. 3.6% of the 6,000 men surveyed admitted going to prostitutes in the past five years. There has been a strong stereotype of the type men […]Read more "Buying a drink or Paying for sex?"
We all have endured that annoying Aunty, cousin, friend, colleague that just is too damn sensitive about our “flaws” (which society has defined of course) what I mean here is, you’re having a conversation you’re pretty confident and feel ok about yourself. You even accept and kinda like that flaw that most people wouldn’t. For […]Read more "Unconventional Beauty: Own it!"
Recently after much anticipation I published a post on Muslim women and sexuality in aim to answer a few questions regarding Muslim women and their physical appearances proposed by Western secularists. However, the issue itself is highly controversial and profound therefore I decided to team up with the wonderful writer Saadia Haq from The Human […]Read more "Obliterating The Taboo-Muslim Women & Sexuality Part 1"
Do Muslim women care about their sexuality? Do Muslim women care to maintain their physical appearances? Lastly, do Muslim women care to feel “sexy”? These are the questions many non-Muslims have been asking and enquiring about online. So I have decided to have a go in answering some based on my own experiences from the […]Read more "Muslim Women and Sexuality."
We South Asians are experts in creating double standards when it comes to gender. I have been conscious of how my culture defines different expectations based on gender. A man and woman’s treatment no doubt is world apart in my culture. Let’s focus on the matter of marriage for now. There was a female relative […]Read more "The Double Standard’s in South Asian Culture."
After watching Shoshana B. Roberts’s social experiment video on cat calling it was a thought-provoking insight to what a woman minding her own business walking through the busy streets of New York has to endure. But the controversial question that I would like to rise is some of the remarks Robert’s received were they a […]Read more "Cat Calling- Street Sexual Harassment or Compliments?"