Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoos At The Door

Here Is Why I Shall Not Leave My Tattoo At The Door

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Tattoos may be a form of art that a segment of the young generation is rapidly lapping up, but there are important spaces where they are still a taboo.
Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

Colourism: Will The Indian Society Never Learn?

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Sadly, Bollywood has not yet become “woke” enough to check their own standards of beauty and the rampant colourism, much less apologize for it.
Mirror, The Enemy: A Story Of Self-Disgust

Mirror, The Enemy: A Story Of Self-Disgust

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Fixed at the spot, she moved her eyes from her outspread thighs to the mirror. She forced herself to cry—first the sounds, the sobs, followed by the tears, a practice mastered over years of self-pity and induced suffering.
Body Neutrality—An Alternative to Body Positivity

Body Neutrality—An Alternative to Body Positivity

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Body neutrality is an emerging body image movement that aims at accepting your body, and focusing on what it is capable of, instead of appearance. Rather than focusing on loving how your body looks, it shifts the focus from the body altogether.
Falguni Peacock And The Perpetual Fat Policing In The Fashion Industry

Falguni Peacock And The Perpetual Fat Policing In The Fashion Industry

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When the anchor tried to get Falguni Peacock to answer her first question by asking her what these brides should do if they can’t lose weight, the designer told that plus sized brides to stay away from fitted lehengas and deep necks.

In This World Of Beauty Standards, Do You Really Believe You Are Beautiful?

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Perhaps it was the anxiety that skewed her perspective or just plain observation that beautiful people were treated better, they were blessed with greater bargaining power and their appearance could be used to manipulate situations in their favour.
Cumbrous Corset Comeback: Rethinking The Cinched Waist

Cumbrous Corset Comeback: Rethinking The Cinched Waist

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Corset should be a garment fitted for the needs of those who choose to wear it, not tangled in historical misconceptions.
Thoughts On The (Un)Contested Ownership Of My Body

Thoughts On The (Un)Contested Ownership Of My Body

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She realized that her relationship with her body was manipulated by many forces, most of them invisible. A woman could choose to seize some of that control, only at the risk of being typified, scrutinized, criticized, possibly even ostracized.

Surprise! Your Body Hair Is Hygienic

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The need to strip off every strand of hair has come from the societal need for women to look a certain way. What it does boil down to, is the soft ways of taking choice away from women.

MRKH Syndrome: A Rare Congenital Disorder

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Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH syndrome is a congenital disorder of the female reproductive system. It causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent, although external genitalia is normal.

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Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

Problems With Conversion Therapy & The Search For Justice For Anjana

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Dormant emotional reminders stirred up for Queer India after the suicide of Anjana Hareesh. Enrollment in a conversion therapy cost her her life.