Wednesday, August 21, 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.

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.

My Skin As My Battleground: Fighting Acne And The Society

I only started seeing acne as a problem that needed a cure when I was repeatedly told it was an issue.
The Perils Of Public Masturbation

The Perils Of Public Masturbation

Incidents of public masturbation have been rising fairly consistently in India. Men masturbate in parks in broad daylight, or on public transportation, and even outside girls’ colleges, traumatizing women everyday and making the public place even more unsafe for them.
Nike’s New Plus Size Mannequin Says You Can Be Fat and Fit!

Nike’s New Plus Size Mannequin Says You Can Be Fat and Fit

The mannequin validates plus size women’s right to be seen and represented on their own and not as an unhealthy, unfit contrast to thin bodies. The mannequin is redefining the meaning of fitness and sending out a loud message – fitness at every sizes.
When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

When A Dupatta and A Nose Ring Become Agents Of Patriarchy

Coming from a conservative Muslim family where your male cousins won’t even look at you if you are not wearing a dupatta, I have always felt that my body was constantly scrutinised and kept under the male gaze.
Can Masturbation Make You Go Blind? And Other Ridiculous Questions

Can Masturbation Make You Go Blind? And Other Ridiculous Questions

As ridiculous as this question sounds, it points to the plethora of myths surrounding masturbation. Myths exist to create fear and taboo.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.