What is obscenity?
Do you agree with:
“A picture of a nude or semi-nude woman, as such, cannot per se be called obscene unless it has the tendency to arouse the feeling or revealing an overt sexual desire,”
Giving a contemporary interpretation to the 154-year-old ‘obscenity’ provision in Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court has ruled that a woman’s nude picture in a publication could not per se be termed obscene under IPC …
“Only those sex-related materials which have a tendency of exciting lustful thoughts can be held to be obscene, but the obscenity has to be judged from the point of view of an average person, by applying contemporary community standards,” the court said, reminding the courts that in this case “we are in 2014 and not in 1994”.
Anuradha Santhanam asks:
“Which brings to mind the question, why is anything sexual ‘obscene’? Is sexuality not part of human existence, and why must it be something ‘dirty’? Are we moving backwards again?”
How would you respond? What do you find obscene? Why?
How does Obscene Behavior look on an iPhone?
What is this big problem with Bra Strap Showing?
Romanticizing innocence, chastity and related taboos for women.
Bikini vs Burka: The Debauchery of Women
“Such mannequins will excite men and pose a danger to women.”
“So why do we wear clothes again??”
A response to: Why we think women activists should change their attitude of “wear what you like”
Why do some women see western clothes and being able to flaunt their bodies, without fearing being called sluts, as empowerment?
The way a woman dresses…
School says, no shorts for dads, no maxi-nightie for mothers.
Slut Walk. And how women’s bodies are different, so they need to be covered for their own safety.
Study finds 98% of India rape victims knew their attacker.
Yet another rape that was not about lust but about aggression, revenge and putting the victim in her place.
A tag: But when a woman sees a hot man, nothing happens in her brain?
“There is so little conversation about a woman’s desire for sex that a lot of people simply assume it doesn’t exist.”