The connection of sex and a glowing skin has always been a thing to talk about, thanks to Indian movies and octogenarian aunties one bumps into at Indian weddings, who always give the sexual act some credit for a woman’s healthy looking skin. Well, in our quest to find out whether there is an actual relation between the two, we came across a study that will surprise you.
CHENNAI: Scared, sexually and emotionally harassed and away from their families for nearly six months, nine south Indian women, all hired as bar dancers and promised 1 lakh for three months, have been pleading to be rescued from a hotel at Fujairah in UAE. “We are being held captive for the last three months, forced to service clients and harassed.
The Orissa high court has ruled that indulging in sexual intercourse on the false pretext of marriage does not amount to rape. The high court said this while setting aside a lower court order that had rejected the bail plea of a person accused of committing rape on Thursday.
Narrowing the distinction between consensual sex and rape further, the Kerala high court has held that only sexual intercourse welcomed by the woman can be accepted as consensual. Justice PB Suresh Kumar referred to a 1986 judgment by the US Supreme Court (Meritor Savings Bank Vs. Vinson) to say that welcomeness and not consent should be the standard for sex that does not violate the rights of women consistent with gender equality.
The former roommate of Mimi Haleyi, one of the women who has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, took the stand on Jan. 28 in the former Hollywood mogul’s rape trial. Elizabeth Entin told jurors that Haleyi, visibly upset, told her in the summer of 2006 that Weinstein forced oral sex on her.
An American woman who says she was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew has appealed to Britons to take her side, saying that only she was telling the truth about a scandal that has engulfed the royal family. Virginia Giuffre says she was trafficked by the disgraced late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends, including the British prince when she was 17 years old. Andrew categorically denies the allegations.
Australia’s highest court on April 7 acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, freeing the 78-year-old cardinal after 404 days in jail. The High Court ordered Pell’s convictions to be quashed and verdicts of acquittal be entered in their place, ending the most high profile case of alleged historical sex abuse to rock the Roman Catholic Church.
South Korean prosecutors on March 25 began reviewing whether to formally charge a man arrested last week on allegations that he operated secret chatrooms where he posted sexually abusive videos of blackmailed women in return for cryptocurrency payments. The allegations have triggered an intense public uproar and soul-searching over a culture that critics say is lenient about sexual violence and continuously fails the victims, prompting President Moon Jae-in to call for a thorough investigation and stern punishment for operators of such chatrooms and their users.