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Asexuality and hypersexuality

By Richa Kaul Padte

The stigma of hypersexuality attached to mentally disabled women and the assumed asexuality of people with physical disabilities both serve to exclude disabled people from the realm of socially accepted sexual behaviours, practices, and rights

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Violence and disabled women

By Richa Kaul Padte

A more inclusive and diverse understanding of sex is bringing queer theory together with a disability-rights discourse to legitimise what was previously considered ‘deviant’ or ‘incorrect’

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Disability emerges from its social seclusion

By Richa Kaul Padte

There are slow but sure changes in attitudes around disability and relationships. Shaadi.com has an option to disclose your impairment, and Happily Ever After provides a platform for disabled people to meet and interact

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‘How do you do it?’: The politics of disabled sex

By Richa Kaul Padte

A more inclusive and diverse understanding of sex is bringing queer theory together with a disability-rights discourse to legitimise what was previously considered ‘deviant’ or ‘incorrect’

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Beauty and the impaired body

By Richa Kaul Padte

As the beauty industry tightens its chains on all women – not just the disabled – we need to reframe the definition and discussion around beauty, where the disabled body is reconfigured as equally valued and natural as the able body

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Breaking the silence around disabled sexuality

Desexualised or hypersexualised because of their impairments, women with disabilities are denied the right to see themselves and be seen as independent sexual beings. Introducing a series on disability and sexuality by Richa Kaul Padte

 

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