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Richa Kaul Padte

Richa Kaul Padte is a writer, researcher and bass-music lover. She writes at richakaulpadte.com and tweets @hirishitalkies

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Esa sensación no tan extraña de que alguien te está mirando

Posted Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 14:16 | 4,422 views
“El vecino que se parece a Ricky, el personaje de Belleza Americana que filma bolsas de plástico, que te toma fotografías a escondidas mientras recoges la correspondencia. Aquella foto mía que publiqué hace 7 años en MySpace, que ahora está circulando en Reddit, en algunas publicaciones misóginas. La cámara-niñera instalada para proteger a tu sobrina de 6 años, cuya grabación va a parar a algún...

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The not-so-strange feeling that someone’s always watching you

Posted Tue 12 Aug 2014 - 17:31 | 6,309 views
“The neighbour resembling plastic-bag-recording Ricky in American Beauty, who takes surreptitious pictures of you while collecting the day’s post. That picture of me that I posted 7 years ago on MySpace that’s now doing the rounds on some misogynistic Reddit thread. That nanny cam set up to protect your 6-year-old niece whose footage ends up on a child porn site. For most women, Big Brother lives...

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Porn and Violence: Navigating the Grey Areas

Posted Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 14:35 | 4,234 views
Some were uncomfortable with certain types and scales of violence being represented, such as rape porn or gang-rape porn. Others felt that was just fantasy. This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014. Through talks, presentations and discussions, the meeting explored the links between pornography, gender,...

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Pornographic Love

Posted Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 14:05 | 6,564 views
Richa Kaul Padte explores Pornographic Love, one of the three websites that received a Feminist Porn Award in 2013, and asks the question: What makes this website different from mainstream porn portals?

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Feminist Porn: Re-imagining Parameters of Sex and Sexuality

Posted Mon 9 Dec 2013 - 14:26 | 7,913 views
If you’re looking for porn where a scream of pleasure is actually pleasurable, you’ve come to the right place.

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Of Porn, Morality and Censorship: A Perspective from India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 17:51 | 9,401 views
Filed in April 2013, a legal petition that calls for a ban on pornography on account of its linkage to sexual violence in India has raised several eyebrows and debates within the country. This piece written by Richa Kaul Padte explores the context for this proposed legislation, the social and legal cultures in which it sits, and its implications for internet censorship within India.

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Abuso de género en línea

Posted Thu 30 May 2013 - 19:25 | 3,120 views
Tienes seguridad en línea, claves fuertes y excelentes programas, todo muy bueno. Pero ¿existen otros tipos de amenazas que podrías padecer en línea? ¿Qué pasa con el abuso, la violencia verbal y el acoso que no pueden impedir ni los firewalls ni ningún plug-in?

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Sexuality and the internet: a five country perspective

Posted Mon 1 Apr 2013 - 16:35 | 3,199 views
This blog post is the final one in a series of ten blog posts to report on the EROTICS India workshop, recently concluded in Delhi. All the blog posts in this series are written by Richa Kaul Padte, the official rapporteur at the meeting.

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‘Choli ke peeche kya hai?’: censorship and pornography

Posted Mon 25 Mar 2013 - 13:20 | 6,407 views
The discourse of censorship is well-known to most people, as India’s right-wing moral brigades routinely flock to the streets to prevent everything from item numbers in Bollywood films to sex education posters in trains to the greeting-card shop Archies (for its ‘promotion’ of Valentine’s Day) from going ahead. But what does this mean for freedom of speech and expression in the country? And more...

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Gendered abuse online

Posted Fri 22 Mar 2013 - 12:30 | 5,948 views