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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.

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The Stigma About Body Hair – What’s The Big Deal?

Body hair on a woman's body is so stigmatized that people are disgusted by the mere sight of it. Why are we so offended by its presence?
Of Vaginas, Virginity and the Two-Finger Test

Of Vaginas, Virginity and the Two-Finger Test

Virginity is probably the first virtue demanded from unmarried women in India before her sale, err marriage!
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.
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Let’s Talk About Menopause And What All It Entails

Menopause is defined as the time when the final menstruation cycle occurs. The more accurate word of the time period of the changes associated with menopause is climacteric.
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In Search Of The ‘Perfect’ Body

There is a dominating notion that there could be a perfect body where this perfection in question is quantifiable and definable.
Female Sexuality

What Are The Taboos Concerning Female Sexuality?

The idea of suppressing female sexuality is a thread that keeps the patriarchal weaving of the society in place.

My Skin As My Battleground: Fighting Acne And The Society

I only started seeing acne as a problem that needed a cure when I was repeatedly told it was an issue.
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.
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In Search Of The Mythical Concept Of Virginity

Virginity is a patriarchal social construct created to control women's sexualities. It doesn't even actually exist!
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Deconstructing Fatphobia And Its Consequences

Discomfort with fatness does not come from concern for my health. It was a herculean task to not let fatphobia affect my self-esteem.

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10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.

My Experiences Of Patriarchal Rituals In The Nepali Community

Growing up listening to such ludicrous things, I gradually developed an immense hatred for such patriarchal values. Hence, I am writing this article about the misogynist and patriarchal traditions in Nepali community.