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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.

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The Stigma About Body Hair – What’s The Big Deal?

Body hair on a woman's body is so stigmatized that people are disgusted by the mere sight of it. Why are we so offended by its presence?
Comic: The Secret To The Perfect Body!

Comic: The Secret To The Perfect Body!

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.
Being Body Shamed Is A Cultural Problem

Five Lessons I Learned After Being Body Shamed

Fat and thin are socially constructed images and shouldn't be a yardstick for measuring your worth. Being body shamed led me to this epiphany.
The Erasure Of Melanin

The Erasure Of Melanin: How My Dark Skin Lorded Over My Entire Existence

Melanin. I came to understand darkening. It was as I was created to be. Not as default nor defect. But as I was meant, as a woman of colour.
‘हर बार मेरे सुंदर दिखने में कुछ कमी रह जाती है| कहीं इसमें कोई साजिश तो नहीं!’

‘हर बार मेरे सुंदर दिखने में कुछ कमी रह जाती है| कहीं इसमें कोई...

हर स्त्री सुंदर होती है| पर यह एक अर्धसत्य ही है, जिसे छिपाने के लिए यह जोड़ना पड़ता है कि कुछ स्त्रियाँ ज्यादा सुंदर होती हैं|
Fat Girl

Dear World, Thank You. Sincerely, A Fat Girl.

I am a fat girl who has survived this world, and this is my letter of gratitude to every person that has aided my self-acceptance.
virginity

In Search Of The Mythical Concept Of Virginity

Virginity is a patriarchal social construct created to control women's sexualities. It doesn't even actually exist!
‘हजामत कर लो अपनी सड़ी सोच की’, आपको मर्दानगी का वास्ता | #ShaveYourOpinion

‘हजामत कर लो अपनी सड़ी सोच की’, आपको मर्दानगी का वास्ता | #ShaveYourOpinion

जेनिफ़र विंगेट, रागिनी खन्ना, मंदिरा बेदी, बैडमिंटन खिलाड़ी ज्वाला गुट्टा जैसी कई नामचीन हस्तियों ने सोशल मीडिया में #ShaveYourOpinion के ज़रिए यह मुहीम छेडी है|
Short Hair

Why I Dreaded Visits To The Barber: On Short Hair And Hair Politics

Patriarchy is afraid of a ‘little’ length. Whether it is short hair or short skirts, society always wants us women to keep it long. Too bad.
‘शोभा नहीं देता इतना बड़ा पेट फूलाकर किसी के सामने आना’ कहने वाले जरुर देखें प्रिया मलिक की ये तस्वीरें

‘शोभा नहीं देता इतना बड़ा पेट फूलाकर किसी के सामने आना’ कहने वाले जरुर...

प्रिया मलिक ने हाल ही में बंग स्टूडियो और द दिल्ली न्यू कंपनी के माध्यम से भारतीय पारंपरिक पोशाक में अपनी गर्भावस्था का फोटोशूट करवाया| यह फोटोशूट हिंदू धर्म की तीन देवी – लक्ष्मी, सरस्वती और दुर्गा पर आधारित था|

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It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn't Terrible, Oral Rape Is

It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn’t Terrible, Oral Rape Is

Took me years to peel off your words from my skin. Took me years to rub the roses off my eyes and see the red flags as they were. Took me years to learn oral sex isn't terrible, rape is. And that is what it was.