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Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Baby, If You Love Me – 101 On Coercive Reproduction

Sabotaging birth control methods, lying about being on birth control, stealthing, forcing the partner into pregnancy or abortion, are all ways of coercive reproduction.
Beauty Standards And Its Harming Effects On Women Around The Globe

Beauty Standards And Its Harming Effects On Women Around The Globe

The unrealistic beauty standards weigh them down heavily giving rise to a whole generation of women hassled with the way they look.
How South Asian Women With Vitiligo Have It Harder

How South Asian Women With Vitiligo Have It Harder

So, in a community so fixated on fairness, where do women with vitiligo stand? Well the answer is, they don’t.
The Barbie Effect - Dolls, Beauty Standards and Body Image Issues

The Barbie Effect – Dolls, Beauty Standards and Body Image Issues

Since its invention in 1959, Barbie doll has been setting unrealistic beauty standards, influencing a lot of young girls around the world to believe that being 5’9”, weighing about 50 kilos, having F-cup breasts and stick thin limbs is the way to go!
Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

Can Social Media Stop Indulging In Body Shaming?

The instances of online body shaming and bullying seem to have only increased, and hate has become a regular part of many online personalities' lives.

Self-Love And Body Positivity – My Experience With Belly Dancing

I do not claim that this dance form is the cure all for centuries of patriarchal oppression but belly dancing has definitely helped me appreciate myself and my body much more.
Hunger Review: How To Reclaim Your Body From The Clutches Of Patriarchy

Book Review: Hunger – A Memoir Of My Body By Roxane Gay

In 'Hunger', Roxane Gay traces the journey of her reclaiming her body as she makes it a fortress, that protects her and becomes her.
Colourism In India: Dark Is Not A Dirty Word

Colourism In India: Dark Is Not A Dirty Word

One of the most self-destructive problems India faces is the casual colourism that pervades every aspect of our cultural consciousness.
Un-Fair And Not So Lovely: Capitalism And Colourism In India

Un-Fair And Not So Lovely: Capitalism And Colourism In India

The system of colourism intersects with the caste system and creates structures that creates an unequal footing for the darker skinned.
औरत के ओर्गेज्म की बात पर हम मुंह क्यों चुराते हैं? | Feminism In India

औरत के ‘ओर्गेज्म’ की बात पर हम मुंह क्यों चुराते हैं?  

कई ऐसे रिसर्च बताते हैं कि 62 फीसद महिलाओं को ओर्गेज्म मास्टरबेशन के वक्त आता है। ओर्गेज्म भी दूसरे सामान्य और प्राकृतिक प्रक्रियाओं का ही एक हिस्सा है। स्वास्थ्य पर इसका सीधा असर है।

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The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist review of the series finale.

The Big Bang Theory And Its Black Holes: A Feminist Review Of The Series...

The finale of The Big Bang Theory aired on Friday raises important questions with regard to its women characters and their representation.
What Is Intimate Partner Rape And Does Our Society Foster It?

What Is Intimate Partner Rape And Does Our Society Foster It?

Marital rape or intimate partner rape is deeply pervasive and everyday reality contrary to what Indian men or women typically like to admit.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.