In India, Durex Sells Condoms with a Sex-Positive Bollywood Dance Video

Bollywood has always been squeamish about sex. So it is big news when a mainstream Hindi film actor decides to not just endorse a condom brand but to also celebrate having great sex.  

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our feminist radar right now:  First, some news from Bitch:Go read all about the Bitch Media Action Fund and donate if you can. We need your support! ... Read more »

"Seeing Like a Feminist" Book Should Be Required College Reading.

Some books are easy to read, yet stay with you long after you’ve finished the last chapter. Nivedita Menon’s Seeing Like a Feminist (Penguin/Zubaan, 2012) is a timely work that explains a... Read more »

Reading "Tankborn"— A YA Book About Race, Class, and Caste

In Karen Sander’s dystopian young adult book Tankbornthe world is a stringent caste system where race and origins determine all status. Tankborn was a... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy May Day everyone! Here’s what’s on our radar. “Latina feminist,” not just “feminist.” On why today’s modern, “mainstream” feminism has yet to prove its commitment to... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Thursday everyone! Here’s some feminist news to start your day. Consent is sexy. Say it a thousand times. And read this article on why the “silence is sexy” model is a... Read more »

How Can Harvard Help End Rape in India?

Today, six men accused of gang rape in India head to court. If that sounds eerily familiar, it’s because just two months ago, ... Read more »

Kamasutra and the Indian Feminists

Talking sex—especially about the Kamasutra—is progressive, but discussions of the political economy of the text don’t get the same pedestal. How can I claim and embrace queer liberation (as much as I may want to), when it silences someone else? Read more »

Isn't He Lovely: It's Boom Time for Male Skin Bleaching

While we might scoff at the spray-tanned guys of “Jersey Shore” and their year-round pursuit of bronze, skin lightening isn... Read more »

Pink Saris

This is the last week to catch the Portland International Film Festival, which the Northwest Film Center has been running since February 10th, screening several films a day in venues... Read more »

Feministory: Phoolan Devi, "The Bandit Queen of India"

This week’s Feministory subject, Phoolan Devi, had a life that read like an action movie screenplay. In fact, her life BECAME an action movie screenplay. But integral to discussions of Devi and her harrowing story is the search for truth. Who knew the truth about her? Did she tell the truth... Read more »