Host: Sneha Visakha
Edited by: Resonance Studio
Intro Music: Wehrmut by Godmode
Outro Music: Opheliea’s Blues by Audionautix
Assisted by: Vyshnavi Moola

TW – references to women’s unsafety in cities, harassment

In Part 2 of the second episode of The Feminist City podcast series, we continue our conversation with Dr. Sneha Annavarapu, Social Sciences Teaching Fellow, University of Chicago about her work on the politics of women’s safety, attitudes to public kissing in Mumbai, gender and class politics in urban India. Some issues we touch upon are: how urban infrastructure and its politics are a deeply feminist issue, the relationship between safety and freedom for women in the city, if the city has space and time for seeking out pleasure or intimacy, and where do the lovers go in the city?

Explore these questions in the Feminist City podcast series, hosted by Sneha Visakha. 

You can read more about our guest, Dr. Sneha Annavarapu and her work, here

For background reading, we recommend perusing the literature provided below. 


How to Build a Non-Sexist City, Dolores Hayden

Risky Choices: Women and Cabs in Hyderabad, Dr. Sneha Annavarapu

Where do all the lovers go? The cultural politics of public kissing in Mumbai, India, Dr. Sneha Annavarapu

‘Aap Karthe Mere Saath Sex?’ Dr. Sneha Annavarapu

The Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961

Transgender individuals demand safer, gender-neutral bathrooms in India post-Section 377 verdict, FirstPost

Reshaping the Boundaries of Public and Private Life: Gender, Condominium Development, and the Neoliberalization of Urban Living, Dr. Leslie Kern

A Feminist Public Restroom, The Safer Sweden Foundation

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