law

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vape Is Dead. Long Live Sprape?

An over-the-counter nicotine spray might be coming for e-cigarettes' throne.
Harron Walker
2 days ago
LGBTQ

Transgender People Tell Us Why India's Newly Proposed Rape Laws are Discriminatory

The fact that punishment for rape against cis-gendered women is more than seven years, but for the trans community, it ranges from six months to two years, has led to the #RapeIsRape campaign.
Pallavi Pundir
9.11.19
Australia Today

A Vegan Took Her Neighbours to the Supreme Court for Their Backyard Barbecues

"All I can smell is fish," said the Australian massage therapist, who is convinced her neighbours are grilling meats just to spite her.
Gavin Butler
9.4.19
Art

What It’s Like Being a Political Graffiti Artist in India, and Getting Away With It

“How many times in your life have you seen your Prime Minister painted on a wall in a funny, satirical manner? Probably never. Maybe nobody has the courage to do it. Maybe nobody thinks it's important enough. But I think otherwise.”
Pallavi Pundir
8.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

India’s Supreme Court Says Not All Sex With a Failed Promise to Marry Is Rape

In April 2019, the Supreme Court had passed a verdict saying that sex between consenting adults based on a false promise of marriage will be considered rape. Now it clarifies it’s not rape unless false promise is proven.
Pallavi Pundir
8.22.19
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China Rejects Same-Sex Marriage, Says Only Heterosexual Unions ‘Suit Country’s Condition’

Homosexuality is not a crime in the country but conversion therapy and persecution are rampant.
Pallavi Pundir
8.22.19
Modern Lovers

Ex-Lovers Sue Each Other Over Expenses From Their Relationship

An Indonesian man is suing his ex-girlfriend for all the money he spent on her while they were dating. In response, his ex sued him back for all the times he used her restroom and drank her water.
Ikhwan Hastanto
8.13.19
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Indian Movie Theatres Will Soon Screen Awareness Clips on Sexual Assault on Children

The Supreme Court has also been instructed to set up exclusive courts to take up child abuse cases.
Shamani Joshi
7.26.19
reproductive rights

What It's Like to Get an Abortion as an Unmarried Woman in India

In a country where stigma and shame drive many women towards unsafe abortions, this is an account of one woman who, unlike many, survived to tell the tale.
Pallavi Pundir
7.23.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indian Rape Laws Cannot Be Gender-Neutral, Says Central Government

The Ministry of Home Affairs took a tough stand and acknowledged that victims of sexual harassment in India are mostly women, and the perpetrators, mostly men.
Pallavi Pundir
7.4.19
porn

'Girls Do Porn' Goes to Trial Over Allegations Women Were Tricked Into Videos

Twenty-two women are suing the adult film company for fraud, coercion, and misrepresentation.
Samantha Cole
7.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Sri Lanka Now Plans to Hang Drug Dealers After Being Inspired by the Philippines

After nearly half a century of no executions, the President wants to revive capital punishment after seeing Duterte’s crackdown against drugs.
Shamani Joshi
6.27.19
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