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[10 Jan 2017 | No Comment | Posted by ]

Ten days into 2017… the story around the “mass molestation” at New Year celebrations in Bangalore still reverberating, including disturbing video footage, we wonder at what went into nurturing their sense of entitlement i.e. I am a man, and I have the right to touch, squeeze, grope, grab, pinch, poke, paw, pet, fondle, rub, rub up against, rub myself… or just hit on the head and drag her off like our ancestors of old, or …

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[8 Dec 2016 | No Comment | Posted by ]

8th December 2016, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankans were world champions from 2011 to 2014 googling sex. The latest google trends show that if we have a strong December, we can regain our title, provided our stronghold of Homagama, that currently tops the global charts, continues to produce sex googling champions.

Globally, we head a mainly South Asian pack, with Ethiopia being the one exception. The absence of comprehensive sex education in these regions could be …

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[26 Oct 2016 | No Comment | Posted by ]

12th October, 2016, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
A couple Sundays ago The Sunday Leader published an article titled “In the Footsteps of a Sex Worker” that reflected the many prejudices we, as a society, grapple with whenever we discuss sex work. As the reactions on social media showed, many were offended by the article, and the online version was subsequently removed. The article did however raise the question of choice – Does one choose to be …