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In this section, find articles, video, images, comics on body image issues and body positivity, women’s bodies and health and body humour.

Falguni Peacock And The Perpetual Fat Policing In The Fashion Industry

Falguni Peacock And The Perpetual Fat Policing In The Fashion Industry

When the anchor tried to get Falguni Peacock to answer her first question by asking her what these brides should do if they can’t lose weight, the designer told that plus sized brides to stay away from fitted lehengas and deep necks.

In This World Of Beauty Standards, Do You Really Believe You Are Beautiful?

Perhaps it was the anxiety that skewed her perspective or just plain observation that beautiful people were treated better, they were blessed with greater bargaining power and their appearance could be used to manipulate situations in their favour.
Cumbrous Corset Comeback: Rethinking The Cinched Waist

Cumbrous Corset Comeback: Rethinking The Cinched Waist

Corset should be a garment fitted for the needs of those who choose to wear it, not tangled in historical misconceptions.
Thoughts On The (Un)Contested Ownership Of My Body

Thoughts On The (Un)Contested Ownership Of My Body

She realized that her relationship with her body was manipulated by many forces, most of them invisible. A woman could choose to seize some of that control, only at the risk of being typified, scrutinized, criticized, possibly even ostracized.

Surprise! Your Body Hair Is Hygienic

The need to strip off every strand of hair has come from the societal need for women to look a certain way. What it does boil down to, is the soft ways of taking choice away from women.

MRKH Syndrome: A Rare Congenital Disorder

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH syndrome is a congenital disorder of the female reproductive system. It causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent, although external genitalia is normal.

Looks Do Matter: Decoding Compliments In A Patriarchal World

Acceptance, appreciation and attention, in the form of compliments are the fuel of a happy social life. When it comes to women, what are these standards?

Sexism Is In The Air: Female Flight Attendants Await Their Feminist Revolution

Using Female flight attendants to sexually titillate the passengers is result of a deeply sexist mindset which has resulted in the aviation industry having an unequal and unsafe work environment.

Women Eating Out Loud: Performing The Gendered Art Of Consumption

There was no more a blithe disregard for the etiquette of eating, allowing myself to moan in satisfaction. All that was left was hate for my body.

Navigating Through Masculine Spaces: Women In The Gym

Gendered expectations of physique and body, and the stigma around women occupying spaces they shouldn’t, has rendered the gym as a space predominantly occupied by men.

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Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

Kamala Khan A.K.A Ms. Marvel—A Step Towards An Inclusive Comic World?

our first glimpse of Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, as she is known in the Marvel Universe, not just as an ancillary character – but one who is the main binding force in the story playing the central role.
These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution/इन 15 महिलाओं ने भारतीय संविधान बनाने में दिया था अपना योगदान

These Are The 15 Women Who Helped Draft The Indian Constitution

On this Republic Day, let us take a look at the fifteen powerful women who helped draft the Indian Constitution.
Can Today's Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Can Today’s Hook Up Culture Harm Women More Than Men?

Though still stigmatised, hook up culture is steadily becoming a norm among millennials and university students, especially given the high incidence of dating apps like Tinder and Bumble.