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Explicit images of women need to be liberated from the male gaze

The cover of a Malayalam magazine, Grihalakshmi, quite widely circulated in the Indian state of Kerala, recently portrayed a breastfeeding woman. She was partially clothed, was clearly married, and gazed directly at the viewer. A man objected to the publication of the image, and the 1986 Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act was reportedly invoked against both […]