Monday, December 9, 2019

Body

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

How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

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To simply enjoy menstrual art without understanding the artist’s messages – intended & otherwise – would be to dismiss the story they are telling.
World’s First Vagina Museum And The Need For Gynaecological Health

The World’s First Vagina Museum Is Here!

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hen the London based scientist Florence Schechter came to know that there has been a penis museum called the Icelandic Phallological Museum since 1997 in Reykjavík, Iceland, she felt the pressing need for the world’s first vagina museum. So she decided to start one.
Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoos At The Door

Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoo At The Door

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Tattoos may be a form of art that a segment of the young generation is rapidly lapping up, but there are important spaces where they are still a taboo.
Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

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Sadly, Bollywood has not yet become “woke” enough to check their own standards of beauty and the rampant colourism, much less apologize for it.
Mirror, The Enemy: A Story Of Self-Disgust

Mirror, The Enemy: A Story Of Self-Disgust

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Fixed at the spot, she moved her eyes from her outspread thighs to the mirror. She forced herself to cry—first the sounds, the sobs, followed by the tears, a practice mastered over years of self-pity and induced suffering.
Body Neutrality—An Alternative to Body Positivity

Body Neutrality—An Alternative to Body Positivity

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Body neutrality is an emerging body image movement that aims at accepting your body, and focusing on what it is capable of, instead of appearance. Rather than focusing on loving how your body looks, it shifts the focus from the body altogether.
Falguni Peacock And The Perpetual Fat Policing In The Fashion Industry

Falguni Peacock And The Perpetual Fat Policing In The Fashion Industry

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.