Thursday, August 22, 2019

Body

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

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.
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.
menstrual taboos

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.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.