Saad Adnan Khan

The writer is a researcher.

Erased Desires - Of Disability and Sexuality

Twenty-four-year-old Nayeem, a private university student, has a spinal cord injury. He often talks about his girlfriend, whom he has been dating for more than a year now. They study at the same university. They met on campus when Nayeem was selling coupons for a department picnic, became good friends and eventually started dating. Nayeem says that he loves her “with all his heart”.


Men are encouraged to act in a 'manly' way, through which violence becomes an entitlement and normalised part of the masculine identity.