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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.

Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of 'Femininity'

Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of ‘Femininity’

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Next time you meet someone with PCOS, please don’t tell them to eat healthy or go to the gym. They probably know that.
Fatness, Womanhood And The ‘Bois Locker Rooms’

Fatness, Womanhood And The Bois Locker Rooms

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When we talk about ‘bois locker room’ and the need for a radical shift in the ways we consider sexuality, perhaps the experience of desexualisation a fat person faces is also relevant.
'Mission Trousers' Against The Body & Dress Policing In Our Hostel Mess

‘Mission Trousers’ Against The Body & Dress Policing In Our Hostel Mess

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There was an unsaid rule in our college hostel, "Wear proper clothes when you enter the mess hall". This rule was instilled in us by the matrons.
The BMI Is Not As Heavy-Weight As We Think

The BMI Is Not As Heavy-Weight As We Think It Is

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BMI overlooks a plethora of important signifiers of good health, and is racist and sexist in its categorisations.
Infertility Is A Medical Condition Only When Parenthood Is Idealised

Infertility Is Not A Medical Condition If You Don’t Want Children

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Male-factor infertility accounts for half of fertility issues. Why is our society obsessed with locating infertility in women's bodies?
Breast Shaming: Society's Ironic Obsession With Boobs

Breast Shaming: Society’s Ironic Obsession With Boobs

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Breast shaming is one of the most common abuses that exist in urban space. Be it small or huge, women are solicited with unusual names, looked down upon, catcalled by anyone including the loved ones or even the doctors treating you.
Brittany Runs A Marathon Tries To Talk About Fatphobia, But Fails

‘Brittany Runs A Marathon’ Tries To Talk About Fatphobia, But Fails

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While 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' is a sincere attempt to tackle diet culture and fatphobia, it panders to the fat to fit inspiration culture that it wants to destroy.
Victoria's Secret And Its Despising Truth

Victoria’s Secret And Its Despising Truth

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Victoria’s Secret has officially cancelled its 2019 show and we are more than just thankful. It was high time we got over a show a cumulative impracticality of clothes, glitz and glamour, and definitely the ‘Angels’.
How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

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To simply enjoy menstrual art without understanding the artist’s messages – intended & otherwise – would be to dismiss the story they are telling.
World’s First Vagina Museum And The Need For Gynaecological Health

The World’s First Vagina Museum Is Here!

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hen the London based scientist Florence Schechter came to know that there has been a penis museum called the Icelandic Phallological Museum since 1997 in Reykjavík, Iceland, she felt the pressing need for the world’s first vagina museum. So she decided to start one.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

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Dormant emotional reminders stirred up for Queer India after the suicide of Anjana Hareesh. Enrollment in a conversion therapy cost her her life.