Various online sites including amazon selling this product define artificial hymen as a synthetic membrane that oozes out ‘blood’ during penetration. The ‘blood’ is an artificial blood powder or coloring.
In everyday life too, few people realize that speaking or using words from the mental health language or its point of view can lead to further alienation of the survivors of mental health issues.
If one looks deeper, they would find that even toilets —its architecture, use and accessibility—are coloured with the conventional ideas of patriarchy and consequential gender roles and expectations.
Movies have always helped start a complex conversation on issues like caste,and made its complexities slightly easier to believe and swallow.
As a practicing feminist gynaecologist, I want to offer a glimpse of what this world looks like from the other side of the consulting table.
I am a Muslim trans man, so I used my religion as an excuse when my school used to celebrate informal collective Rakhi festival with a motive that no boy’s wrist should be empty (except they left me out).
Social media platforms have revolutionised communications in recent years. While public space is accessible to all and provides a medium of person to person communication, social media has amplified the manner of communication in terms of exchanging views and also the comfort one feels behind their gadgets in doing so.
This systematic seclusion of women from the realm of art has been practiced under the belief that motherhood is an art. Is motherhood an art?
People, sometimes without even realising or intending to, ask a transgender man or a trans person such questions that are absolutely inappropriate and offensive.
And our campaign Health Over Stigma established that this is an unmarried women’s movement challenging the present situation and demanding stigma free services.