My stylist told me later how my boss would force him to get short clothes for me. He threatened him that he will be chucked out of his job if he did not get revealing clothes for me.
There is a dominating notion that there could be a perfect body where this perfection in question is quantifiable and definable.
The festival of Holi has now snowballed into a site of commonplace harassment and street sexual harassment.
Though I understand that it is the constructed nature of desire that has made people ask questions about other’s choices, but it hurts sometimes.
After being body-shamed to such an extent I grew so dejected and downcast, that I avoided interactions with my classmates, opting to spend my recess in the library after grabbing a quick bite. However, little did I imagine that body-shaming would continue to dog me even in adult life.
Leave that toxic relationship, an unfulfilling job or unhealthy dependence. All I promise you is unconditional freedom.
It is imperative that the state’s ID processes take into account our complex lived realities, and try to make things simpler for us, but the new Transgender Rights Bill only makes it further difficult.
Incidents of public masturbation have been rising fairly consistently in India. Men masturbate in parks in broad daylight, or on public transportation, and even outside girls’ colleges, traumatizing women everyday and making the public place even more unsafe for them.
I realised while living abroad that feminism was not a white woman's privilege, and that is how I became a feminist.
The issue is why are Bengali women’s eyes being exotified to sell their value to men so that they date us or find us sexy?