Porn, sexuality and expression in Sri Lanka: feminist debates and interventions (2022)

This article explores the engagement of feminists in Sri Lanka with the question of pornography. The article looks at some of the ways in which feminist scholars in Sri Lanka have written about sexuality, sex work and freedom of expression, as a way of engaging with the gaps and nuances in Lankan feminist discourse and debate, if any, about pornography. The article explores how state prohibition and social stigma about sexuality inform the conditions within which expressions of sexuality and the production and dissemination of erotic material takes place in Sri Lanka, and how, at times, feminist and/or women’s rights interventions themselves support or impede the process.

Read the full article here (Taylor and Francis online, Porn Studies, volume 9, issue 3: South Asian Pornographies, 2022)

The image is taken from a mixed-media piece titled “Coded/Uncoded”, by Subha Wijesiriwardena and Thilini Perera, published in InPlainspeak by TARSHI, 2019. Artwork is copyrighted to Thilini Perera. It cannot be re-used or reproduced without our permission. You can follow TARSHI on social media.

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