Humans are non-binary. Emotions, experiences, even the love that we feel is a spectrum, not a divide. Females can be callous and males can be gentle. To be human is not a job description, it’s not a controlled experiment, and we are not meant to be specimens under observation or puppets to be commandeered by the puppet master.
The Case of the Pink Tax 5 (2)
If you’ve ever walked into a store and picked up your usual toiletries, you’ll notice a separate product for men and women. And if you pick two similar products from both types, have you ever noticed the difference on that price tag?
Patriarchy v/s Science: The Flawed Concept of Virginity 5 (1)
Having grown up in a small town, raised by a family with very collectivistic and orthodox mindsets, I was always groomed to not do anything that would “spoil” the name of the highest patriarch in my extended family line, however, my male cousins were not. It began at an early age with getting lesser allowances than my male cousins, not being allowed to play outside late, and then eventually moved onto more eyebrow-raising commands like “don’t wear shorts or tight-fitting clothes”, to “you can’t have your male friends over, what will everyone say”.
Sex is a Three Letter Word, Sex Worker A Whore. 5 (4)
Whore. Prostitute. Hooker. Strumpet. Harlot. Cocotte. Gigolo. There’s no dearth in terms used to describe a sex-worker. The first-ever usage of the word “prostitute” can be traced back to the 1530s; derived from Latin roots “prōstitūt”; meaning “to offer up for sale”. The term carved its niche as one who sells sex nearing the end […]