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.
Sadly, Bollywood has not yet become “woke” enough to check their own standards of beauty and the rampant colourism, much less apologize for it.
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 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.
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.
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.
Corset should be a garment fitted for the needs of those who choose to wear it, not tangled in historical misconceptions.
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.
The need to strip off every strand of hair has come from the societal need for women to look a certain way. What it does boil down to, is the soft ways of taking choice away from women.
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.