Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Body

In this section, find articles, video, images, comics on body image issues and body positivity, women’s bodies and health and body humour.

New Whisper Ultra Clean: Now Five Times More Regressive

I was sent a link to this ad, that’s currently just available online and runs for a few seconds only. We are shown a...
Comic: The Secret To The Perfect Body!

Comic: The Secret To The Perfect Body!

We're expected to look a certain way, to have a certain body type. But every body is different, just like every person is different. No body is more beautiful than the other. So love and embrace your body, however it looks, it's absolutely fine.
Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma In India

Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma...

The way local women channel anger at menstrual taboos into their work — making sanitary pads to improve female hygiene and earn a living — is the focus of the film 'Period. End Of Sentence.'

Not Just Narcissim: How A Selfie Can Empower Women

The selfie is not just a symbol of self-absorption anymore. It is also a global killer. As India leads the global tally in selfie...
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Bodyform Ad: Periods Are Normal, Showing Them Should Be Too!

Bodyform's short advert is a refreshing change which normalizes periods by portraying period blood and pads.
Menstrual Taboos

The “Tradition” Behind Menstrual Taboos | #ThePadEffect

Menstrual taboos vary widely in different cultures – but all arise out of a sense of "otherness" and impurity associated with menstruation.
How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

How Internet Beauty Gurus Sell The Myth of Perfection Online

Many social media beauty gurus falsely advertise what "real skin" looks like with the use of filters and editing and claim natural beauty.
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Caring For My Mother After She Had A Stroke

I remember looking into her eyes and realizing that my mother had been fighting far too many battles on her own.
Can Masturbation Make You Go Blind? And Other Ridiculous Questions

Can Masturbation Make You Go Blind? And Other Ridiculous Questions

As ridiculous as this question sounds, it points to the plethora of myths surrounding masturbation. Myths exist to create fear and taboo.
Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Men menstruate too! However, trans men feel uncomfortable with their periods because they have been normalised as cis-female experiences.

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Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old kid feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.

Was Rabi’a Basri – The Single Most Influential Sufi Woman – A Feminist?

Rabi'a Basri was a strong-willed woman who criticised and helped develop the other Sufi masters of her time.