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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.

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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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

How Tamil Cinema Normalises And Promotes Rape Culture

When it comes to rape, Tamil cinema cannot seem to get the message right. There are hundreds of movies where rape is reduced to just a joke.
A Pro's Guide On How To Fight Body Shaming

A Pro’s Guide On How To Fight Body Shaming

Body shaming makes you a pro at dealing with it and that is extremely mean of the world which is inhabited by billions of human beings and so many body types.