Fucking with Feministing: Squirt-O-Rama, Redux

Check out the original article on Feministing. Welcome to Fucking with Feministing, Feministing’s column about all things fucking and fucking-adjacent. Got a question about dildos? We’re on it. Want to explore fun, sexy sex outside of the realm of p-and-v intercourse? All over it, baby. Or maybe you’ve got a totally different question, which you can send … More Fucking with Feministing: Squirt-O-Rama, Redux

Seeking Sunny Leone: Academic Writing on Indian Erotica

Read the full piece at Critical Collective, a global India-based web journal of fine arts.  One sweltering Delhi May, hot on the research trail of visual and cinematic erotica, I wandered through the back lanes and offices of the B-film marketers of Chandni Chowk. A family friend—we’ll call him Deepak Uncle— had agreed to show … More Seeking Sunny Leone: Academic Writing on Indian Erotica

The Men Who Raped India’s Nirbhaya Will Hang—But That Doesn’t Mean Justice

Originally published at Feministing The rape and murder of Jyoti Singh haunts Delhi. It hovers in the landmarks of the southern part of the city—an overpass, a mall. It is commemorated as a yearly time of mourning and renewed commitment by feminists and rights activists. It hovers in the back of your mind at night, when you … More The Men Who Raped India’s Nirbhaya Will Hang—But That Doesn’t Mean Justice

A Class War in India’s Capital and the Global Movement for Domestic Workers

Originally published at Feministing In Noida, India, a sprawling suburb on the outskirts of Delhi, expensive apartment buildings tower over shantytowns. Each day, migrant workers – mostly women – rise from these informal communities to commute to their jobs as domestic workers in nearby luxury apartment complexes. Like most urban spaces, it’s a scene of blatant, … More A Class War in India’s Capital and the Global Movement for Domestic Workers

Fucking with Feministing: No Hard-On? No Problem!

Originally published at Feministing. My question is: What are some ways to have great male to female sex without penetration/ with a male who suffers from erectile dysfunction (ED)? My boyfriend was recently diagnosed with ED and its been really tough – that fucking patriarchal pressure for men to be ridiculous ultra-virile sex machines is … More Fucking with Feministing: No Hard-On? No Problem!

We will fuck up. Let’s confront that and do better.

Originally published at Feministing My mother marched. My father, my sister, my cousins, my aunts and uncles. My Grandma, sitting home in her chair recovering from a broken hip, watched the crowds gather, a huge colony of pink-hatted ants on the tiny screen, and her heart marched. And my own heart, large and porous, flew … More We will fuck up. Let’s confront that and do better.

PSA: Women in Power Don’t Necessarily Help Women

Originally published at Feministing Donald Trump and his cadre of evil cronies sure have a way of making the worst decisions, always. A recent treat: DeVos’s announcement that she will roll back Title IX enforcement. This anti-survivor plan, cooked up after conversations with MRAs, has been deemed a terrible idea by at least 100,000 student activists. The recent decision illuminates a fact … More PSA: Women in Power Don’t Necessarily Help Women

Why Do Misogynists Like Donald Trump Love to Talk About How Much They Respect Women?

There is a fundamental contradiction in our attitude toward sexual violence — and Donald Trump embodies it perfectly. After I watched the second debate, beat my breast in mourning, and wiped my tears off my laptop screen , I realized which part of Trump’s soul-killing word diarrhea I hated most. It was a line I have … More Why Do Misogynists Like Donald Trump Love to Talk About How Much They Respect Women?

The Most Brilliant Woman in the Room: Creative Freedom, Gender Justice, and Female Collaboration

Read the original piece in Louder Than Ten.  She was the most brilliant woman in the room. She was talented, she was charismatic, and damn, could she write. I wanted her and I wanted to be her. We talked long into the night about books and what we wanted out of college. We went to parties … More The Most Brilliant Woman in the Room: Creative Freedom, Gender Justice, and Female Collaboration