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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.

#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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From Menstrual Taboos To Etiquettes: Or How To Menstruate Politely

From menstrual taboos to menstrual etiquettes: How the 21st Century world distracts you from bleeding vaginas Since high school, I’ve been taught how to menstruate...

Busting Female Genital Cosmetics: Male Gaze In The Advertising And Beauty Industry

I recently attended a talk titled ‘Streeshakti’ at the Jaipur Literature Festival. One of the speakers Lata Sharma, a Rajasthani writer, poet and critic,...

The Vicious Circle Of Menstrual Taboos

“Today I learned something new at school. Periods. Mamma says I’m a big girl now. I should be careful and should not talk about...

On Body Image, Killing Looks and Loving Yourself

What is a body image? Why do we feel so uncomfortable with our own bodies, hate them and endlessly try to 'perfect' them.

Abortion Battles Rage Once Again in the U.S. as Elections Loom

On November 4, Americans will head to the polls in a biennial tradition to elect new members to its twin legislative bodies, the House...
Not Fair, Yet Lovely: On Being A Dark-skinned Woman In India

Not Fair, Yet Lovely: On Being A Dark-skinned Woman In India

I did not know I was dark-skinned until the age of six, when my little cousin expressed her clear disinterest in playing with me because I was kali (black in Hindi).

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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.