Blunt, A. However, the obstacles did not de-motivate many of them from exploring the alternative spectrum of sexualities while living with their families and kin. Progressive claims The Kerala model of social development, even with lower economic growth, was lauded in both academic debates and by development agencies until the mids. At the same time, house environment may be depressing and alienating ibid, p. Apart from this, when women who wish to lead a life like men also called transmen are forced to get married, they face more complex violence than lesbian women and this issue has not been widely studied. This familial descent and the inheritance of property is widely practised among many communities, such as some nair caste groups. Enter the email address you signed up with and we'll email you a reset link.
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Sexuality Landscape of Modern Kerala: A Discourse on Gender, Masculinity and the Modernity
Hence for them, the possibility of having an intimacy of sexual and romantic nature between the two women was non-existent. The kothi wars: We want to live together. For many lesbian, bisexual women and transmen in Kerala, their house is a space of oppression. She says: