CSE covers a range of issues in an age and stage appropriate manner. It benefits people of all ages, genders and sexual identities!
Hardly any schools in India implement comprehensive sexuality education in their curriculum. Issues of puberty, relationships, gender roles and body image are issues that all children and young people struggle with, but which are ignored in their formal education.
Alternative menstrual products like cloth pads and menstrual cups last for years. They don't require disposal, thus saving the word from tonnes of sanitary waste.
We all know the layers and layers of secretive packaging that sanitary pads are wrapped in to hide the shame and stigma associated with periods. This plastic waste only adds to #ThePadEffect
We're expected to look a certain way, to have a certain body type. But every body is different, just like every person is different. No body is more beautiful than the other. So love and embrace your body, however it looks, it's absolutely fine.
Women are judged for everything, including their right to say yes or no. Ultimately, it is a woman's right, as much as it is a man's, to say yes or no, and she should be able to do it without the fear of being judged and shamed. Let's stop the slut shaming, and let's stop saying "friend-zone".
Yogi Adityanath's Anti-Romeo Squads aren't helping, but harming. It doesn't protect women from sexual harassment but only curb women's right to love and of course, to prevent "love jihad"! Another way to stop empowerment.
Our Government loves empowering women. It's their favourite tag-line. But that's all it is, most of the time, a tag line. But we can smell the hypocrisy everywhere!
Sexual harassment happens everywhere from public places, to homes, to work places. While women often call out a harasser, these are the kind of responses we get. This doesn't help anyone. Please don't respond to sexual harassment allegations with more hostility.
Intersectional feminism includes everyone. It includes people of different body types, races, ethnicities, castes, religions, disabilities, genders and sexualities. There's nothing exclusive at all about feminism. It isn't feminism, if it isn't intersectional!