Body

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

‘हर बार मेरे सुंदर दिखने में कुछ कमी रह जाती है| कहीं इसमें कोई साजिश तो नहीं!’

‘हर बार मेरे सुंदर दिखने में कुछ कमी रह जाती है| कहीं इसमें कोई...

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हर स्त्री सुंदर होती है| पर यह एक अर्धसत्य ही है, जिसे छिपाने के लिए यह जोड़ना पड़ता है कि कुछ स्त्रियाँ ज्यादा सुंदर होती हैं|
Why I Learnt To Decolonise Eurocentric Beauty Standards

Why I Learnt To Decolonise Eurocentric Beauty Standards

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Eurocentric beauty standards were invented and imposed onto all colonies. These racist notions have since taken root in modern day societies across the world.
‘शोभा नहीं देता इतना बड़ा पेट फूलाकर किसी के सामने आना’ कहने वाले जरुर देखें प्रिया मलिक की ये तस्वीरें

‘शोभा नहीं देता इतना बड़ा पेट फूलाकर किसी के सामने आना’ कहने वाले जरुर...

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प्रिया मलिक ने हाल ही में बंग स्टूडियो और द दिल्ली न्यू कंपनी के माध्यम से भारतीय पारंपरिक पोशाक में अपनी गर्भावस्था का फोटोशूट करवाया| यह फोटोशूट हिंदू धर्म की तीन देवी – लक्ष्मी, सरस्वती और दुर्गा पर आधारित था|
Fat Shaming Is The Easiest Trope For Advertisers To Fall Back On

Fat Shaming Is The Easiest Trope For Advertisers To Fall Back On

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Why do corporations that have nothing to do with body image use fat shaming as their motif for advertisement? The answer is that is works.

Infographic: Your Guide To Being Body Positive

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Here is a simple and brief guide to help take your first steps towards being more body positive and end body shaming!
The Farce Surrounding Women's Fertility Lectures

The Farce Surrounding Women’s Fertility

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Society treats fertility, pregnancy and the lack of it thereof, as the prerogative & burden of women alone. This is how the imbalance begins.
Why Is Facebook Terrified Of Women's Nipples?

It’s 2016 And Facebook Is Still Terrified Of Women’s Nipples

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It's 2016 and Zuckerberg still has a nipple problem. Facebook apparently can't stand breasts and women's nipples but men's are okay.
The Erasure Of Melanin

The Erasure Of Melanin: How My Dark Skin Lorded Over My Entire Existence

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Melanin. I came to understand darkening. It was as I was created to be. Not as default nor defect. But as I was meant, as a woman of colour.
Of Vaginas, Virginity and the Two-Finger Test

Of Vaginas, Virginity and the Two-Finger Test

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Virginity is probably the first virtue demanded from unmarried women in India before her sale, err marriage!

Speaking Of Female Body Taboos: My First Bra

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One of the many strange, mysterious, explicit-yet-secret articles associated with the female body is the upper-undergarment, or the brassiere, or as most of us know it, the BRA. This one three-letter word carries with it a history of struggle- be it a struggle with power, visibility, comfort or autonomy.

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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.