Body

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

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.

The Changing Face Of Indian Fashion: Can It Be Feminist?

The Indian fashion industry, like many things in our society, has a long way to go on many fronts; starting with diversity, body positivity and feminism.
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#PeriodPositive: Don’t Apologise For PMS

#PeriodPositive - a collection of period positive posters that are quirky, bold and out there for everyone to see!
Meet Assam's 'Pad Women': The Indigenous Women Spearheading Access To Sanitary Products

Meet The ‘Pad Women’ From Assam Who Are Spearheading Access To Sanitary Products

These 'pad women' from Pamohi, Assam have initiated the use of reusable eco-friendly sanitary napkins that they make after having attained hands-on training.
#MyFirstBlood: पीरियड से जुड़ी पाबंदियों पर चुप्पी तोड़ता अभियान | Feminism In India

#MyFirstBlood: पीरियड से जुड़ी पाबंदियों पर चुप्पी तोड़ता अभियान

#MyFirstBlood अभियान पीरियड से जुड़ी पाबंदियों को उजागर करके इसपर स्वस्थ चर्चा करने के लिए सोशल मीडिया और गांवो में एकसाथ चलाया जा रहा है|
‘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...

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|
short hair

Hair All Over The Place: Reflections On Having Short Hair As A Woman

Women having short hair, as is most things related to women, becomes an issue and a political statement whether you want it to or not.
The Diary of A Teenager Who Suffered Fat Shaming And How It Affects Her Life Even Now

The Diary of A Teenager Who Suffered Fat Shaming And How It Affects Her...

No matter what society tells you, life is not to be wasted in blaming yourself for not being pretty, smart, or wanted enough.
Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

The instances of online body shaming and bullying seem to have only increased, and hate has become a regular part of many online personalities' lives.
"I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts": On Bras And Breasts

“I Was Ashamed Of My Breasts”: On Bras And Breasts

We need to teach our girls that their breast size or nipple type does not decide their worth. That they don't have to pass those beauty, breast and nipple tests to know that they are beautiful.

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feminist songs

10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.