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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.

How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

After being body-shamed to such an extent I grew so dejected and downcast, that I avoided interactions with my classmates, opting to spend my recess in the library after grabbing a quick bite. However, little did I imagine that body-shaming would continue to dog me even in adult life.
The Triumphs And Nuances Of Actress Jameela Jamil’s Body-Positivity Activism

The Triumphs And Nuances Of Actress Jameela Jamil’s Body-Positivity Activism

The toxicity of social media may seem inescapable, but Indian-Pakistani actress and activist Jameela Jamil is confronting these patterns headfirst.
Optimism The Right Way: Rytasha Talks Self-Love and Body Positivity

Optimism The Right Way: Rytasha Talks Self-Love and Body Positivity

Body positivity for Rytasha Rathore, is to not hate your body but to try and make it the best version of itself.
शर्म का नहीं बल्कि विस्तृत चर्चा का विषय हो माहवारी

शर्म का नहीं बल्कि विस्तृत चर्चा का विषय हो माहवारी

भारत में माहवारी के बारे में और इसके शुरू होने के बारे में बहुत कम अध्ययन किये गये हैं जिनमें मुख्य रूप से उम्र, जानकारी और समस्याओं के अनुभवों के आंकड़ें भी मिलते हैं|
Confessions Of A Skinny Girl: Your Comment On My Body Is Rude

Confessions Of A Skinny Girl: Your Comment On My Body Is Rude

Since I have been a skinny girl my whole life, I have had to deal with bullying quite a lot. I have stored a lot of anger inside me towards my family, relatives, friends, and even strangers who contributed to my insecurities and declining self-confidence. My reaction is usually a mix of anger or frustration and a desire to peacefully explain the concept of body positivity, when someone says these things to me.
Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Sabotaging birth control methods, lying about being on birth control, stealthing, forcing the partner into pregnancy or abortion, are all ways of coercive reproduction.
Beauty Standards And Its Harming Effects On Women Around The Globe

Beauty Standards And Its Harming Effects On Women Around The Globe

The unrealistic beauty standards weigh them down heavily giving rise to a whole generation of women hassled with the way they look.
How South Asian Women With Vitiligo Have It Harder

How South Asian Women With Vitiligo Have It Harder

So, in a community so fixated on fairness, where do women with vitiligo stand? Well the answer is, they don’t.
The Barbie Effect - Dolls, Beauty Standards and Body Image Issues

The Barbie Effect – Dolls, Beauty Standards and Body Image Issues

Since its invention in 1959, Barbie doll has been setting unrealistic beauty standards, influencing a lot of young girls around the world to believe that being 5’9”, weighing about 50 kilos, having F-cup breasts and stick thin limbs is the way to go!
Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

The instances of online body shaming and bullying seem to have only increased, and hate has become a regular part of many online personalities' lives.

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Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

Made in Heaven Unpacks The Politics Behind Marriages In India

While the centre of the series remains the rich and elite class of Delhi, the focus of Made in Heaven remains to be the issues which are often swept under the carpet and closeted.
The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
A Not-So-Patriot Act The Undue Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

A Not-So-Patriot Act: The Unwarranted Outrage Over Hasan Minhaj’s Show

Predictably, in this hostile environment, the newest episode of Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act was met with over-the-top and ridiculous outrage, complete with nastiness online, calls to boycott Netflix, and a harsh critique of Minhaj