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Ageing Women And Societal Concerns

Ageing Women And Societal Concerns

Ageing is a difficult process for everyone. It just falls harder on women. Yes let me say it, age is inappropriate for women.
पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

पैड खरीदने में माँ को आज भी शर्म आती है

मासिकधर्म और सैनिटरी पैड पर हमारे घरों में चर्चा करने की बेहद ज़रूरत है और जिसकी शुरुआत हम महिलाओं को ही करनी होगी।
The Period Monologues: How I Became Fluent In Talking Period

The Period Monologues: How I Became Fluent In Talking Period

I asked 22 stranger women personal stories of their period for my Masters’ thesis. Eventually, we all became more comfortable talking Period.
Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

Menstruation In Media: Concealment & Celebration | #ThePadEffect

Social media has allowed women to combat the negative and harmful ways in which menstruation has been depicted in films and popular media.
Swachh Bharat Mission Hasn’t 'Met’ Sustainable Menstruation. And That’s A Disaster | #ThePadEffect

Swachh Bharat Mission Hasn’t ‘Met’ Sustainable Menstruation. And That’s A Disaster | #ThePadEffect

Swachh Bharat Mission is the most talked about govt program at present. But do we expect sustainable menstruation to be a part of this program?
अब कागा नहीं पीरियड आयेगा | #ThePadEffect

अब ‘कागा’ नहीं ‘पीरियड’ आयेगा | #ThePadEffect

हमारे समाज में मासिक धर्म पर बात नहीं की जाती है जिससे लड़कियां अपने शरीर से जुड़े तमाम तथ्यों को लेकर कई तरह की भ्रांतियों में जीने लगती है|
Tweetchat on Sustainable Menstruation

Tweet-Chat On Switching To Sustainable Menstruation | #ThePadEffect

We held a tweet-chat on moving from disposable plastic pads to sustainable menstrual products as part of our campaign #ThePadEffect.
From Plastic To Banana Fibre: How Biodegradable Pads Were Born | #ThePadEffect

From Plastic To Banana Fibre: How Biodegradable Pads Were Born | #ThePadEffect

Biodegradable Pads are the best go to option for women looking for the comfort and the convenience of disposable pads but not the waste.
How To Bleed Sustainably – Anywhere And Everywhere

How To Bleed Sustainably – Anywhere And Everywhere | #ThePadEffect

Want to have a sustainable period, but are worried about your hectic schedule? Here's how you can bleed sustainably, no matter where you are.
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Watch: #ThePadEffect | Campaign For Sustainable Menstruation

#ThePadEffect is a campaign to make you aware of the harmful effects of sanitary pads – for your body, for the environment, and for the society.

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The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

Pre-marital sex and the stigma around it influences women to undergo difficult surgeries like hymenoplasty so as to confirm to societal norms of virginity.
Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

Katrina Kaif shut down Ranbir Kapoor’s mansplaining at a recent interview for Jagga Jasoos to VJ Xerxes Wadia of MTV Insider.
On Solitude, Sleep And Other Stories

On Solitude, Sleep And Other Stories

Solitude is privilege and having it is a constant fight, never more so when patriarchy feels threatened. How dare you live alone, it must mean that the world is entitled to your body, you slut?