Kashmir Times

Law in my kitchen: Notion of privacy in the context of gender, body, desire, sexuality

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"This patriarchy is noticed not just in rituals around marriage or traditions like a woman taking her husband's name, but, also in the roles that a husband and a wife are expected to play after marriage. Marriage is a deeply patriarchal institution and it is essential that we, as a society, rethink the law of marriage."
The law in India never uses the word 'desire'. There is no law of desire or vocabulary present in the State that talks about desire. However, this "term can refer to a gamut of things including gender, politics, culture, history, sociology and all the subjects that go into making law what it is." Desire acts as the bridge between the mind and the body.

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