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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.

Watch: From Unwanted Pregnancies To Safe Abortionvideo

Watch: From Unwanted Pregnancies To Safe Abortion

Unplanned pregnancies are not uncommon. Unfortunately not all women who want to terminate such a pregnancy have access to safe and legal abortion.

Speaking Of Female Body Taboos: My First Bra

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.
Menstrual Cups Are Great, But Even They Require Resources

Menstrual Cups Are Great, But Even They Require Resources

I had never heard of menstrual cups until six months ago, but I haven’t stopped hearing about them since. 
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!
Why You Should Love Your Post-Surgery Body

Why You Should Love Your Post-Surgery Body

A personal take on the stigma attached to a post-surgery body especially in the arranged marriage market.

Making Up Your Mind About Make-Up And Feminism

What does feminism say about make-up?
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.

#PeriodOfChange: A Tweetchat On Menstrual Rights And Menstrual Hygiene

A tweet-chat on menstrual rights and menstrual hygiene and how can we make menstruation an eco-friendly process for the #periodofchange campaign.
Why I Use The Menstrual Cup And Why You Should Too

Why I Use The Menstrual Cup And Why You Should Too

Recently I read a lot about menstrual cup and how much damage all the sanitary napkins are causing to the environment.
Feminism Vs Environmentalism And The Question Of Menstrual Choice

Feminism Vs Environmentalism And The Question Of Menstrual Choice

Our menstrual choices pose detrimental effect on us and our environment. How we consume, discard and dispose comes back to us in the cycle of nature.

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The Burning Of Holika

Reading Caste In Holi: The Burning Of Holika, A Bahujan Woman

Every Holi, we burn Holika – a Bahujan woman. Our festivals are based on Vedic & Puranic stories which suppress stories of the lower castes.
Stills from Holi songs

The Holi Grail – It’s Time To Stop Playing Holi Songs That Normalize Harassment

Holi songs reflect a disturbing rape culture where men are portrayed as deriving pleasure from harassment and women from being harassed.
Ambedkar's Mahad Satyagraha

The Significance Of Mahad Satyagraha: Ambedkar’s Protest March To Claim Public Water

On 20th March 1927, Ambedkar led a procession of 2,500 “untouchables” through main streets of Mahad to drink from the public Chevdar tank.