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When you really start thinking about consent and power, you go through a mental wormhole where your brain short-circuits over questions like: What is the meaning of consent when the world is so unequal? Is there such a thing as a relationship that is free of coercion? I didn’t consent to being born into capitalism so how can I be made to get out of bed for work?

When you really start thinking about consent and power, you go through a mental wormhole where your brain short-circuits over questions like: What is the meaning of consent when the world is so unequal? Is ...

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Pleasure in the Time of Nationalism

A version of this piece was first given as a talk at the St. Stephen’s College Gender Studies Cell in Delhi University North Campus, India. It’s written in the context of the ongoing Indian student movement for the right to dissent, which began as a protest of the arrest of several student activists from Jawaharlal Nehru University under a colonial-era sedition law for supposed “anti-national” activities. You can follow Feministing’s coverage of the movement here.

A version of this piece was first given as a talk at the St. Stephen’s College Gender Studies Cell in Delhi University North Campus, India. It’s written in the context of the ongoing Indian student movement for ...

Video of the Day: North West asserts her right to privacy

Two-year-old North West (daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) had just arrived at her dance class yesterday when she was once again confronted by the bane of celebrity existence: paparazzi.

Two-year-old North West (daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) had just arrived at her dance class yesterday when she was once again confronted by the bane of celebrity existence: paparazzi.

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