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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 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.

Self-Love And Body Positivity – My Experience With Belly Dancing

I do not claim that this dance form is the cure all for centuries of patriarchal oppression but belly dancing has definitely helped me appreciate myself and my body much more.
Hunger Review: How To Reclaim Your Body From The Clutches Of Patriarchy

Book Review: Hunger – A Memoir Of My Body By Roxane Gay

In 'Hunger', Roxane Gay traces the journey of her reclaiming her body as she makes it a fortress, that protects her and becomes her.
Colourism In India: Dark Is Not A Dirty Word

Colourism In India: Dark Is Not A Dirty Word

One of the most self-destructive problems India faces is the casual colourism that pervades every aspect of our cultural consciousness.
Un-Fair And Not So Lovely: Capitalism And Colourism In India

Un-Fair And Not So Lovely: Capitalism And Colourism In India

The system of colourism intersects with the caste system and creates structures that creates an unequal footing for the darker skinned.
औरत के ओर्गेज्म की बात पर हम मुंह क्यों चुराते हैं? | Feminism In India

औरत के ‘ओर्गेज्म’ की बात पर हम मुंह क्यों चुराते हैं?  

कई ऐसे रिसर्च बताते हैं कि 62 फीसद महिलाओं को ओर्गेज्म मास्टरबेशन के वक्त आता है। ओर्गेज्म भी दूसरे सामान्य और प्राकृतिक प्रक्रियाओं का ही एक हिस्सा है। स्वास्थ्य पर इसका सीधा असर है।
Why You Can't Love Yourself Into Losing Weight

Why You Can’t Love Yourself Into Losing Weight

The whole concept of losing weight because you love yourself so much that you want the best for yourself seems to completely go against the very definition of body positivity.
These South Asian artists shatter the notion of a woman exploring her own identity and sexuality as being narcissistic or self-obsessed.

7 Badass South Asian Artists You Should Know About

These South Asian artists shatter the notion of a woman exploring her own identity and sexuality as being narcissistic or self-obsessed.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.