Tuesday, November 12, 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.

Netflix’s 'The Perfection’ Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection Punishes Its Victims With Violence To Protect Them From It

The Perfection isn’t your regular rape-revenge drama, in that it is much more disturbing and terrible than can be imagined.

Colourism: What Is The Cost of Fairness In Our Country?

In India, the obsession with white skin is so widespread that over 90% of women cited it as a high need area
sex-strike

A Sexist And Exclusionary Sex-Strike Won’t Save Women Or Roe

A sex-strike by women being considered an effective response to the abortion bans reinforces sexist assumptions about women and sex.
Why I Learnt To Decolonise Eurocentric Beauty Standards

Why I Learnt To Decolonise Eurocentric Beauty Standards

Eurocentric beauty standards were invented and imposed onto all colonies. These racist notions have since taken root in modern day societies across the world.
Reclaiming My Fat Body From The Fatphobes

Reclaiming My Fat Body From The Fatphobes

What bothers most fatphobes around me is not that I am fat but that it does not bother me, and that I like myself.
Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma In India

Period. End Of Sentence. Wins An Oscar For Its Sensitive Portrayal Of Menstrual Stigma...

The way local women channel anger at menstrual taboos into their work — making sanitary pads to improve female hygiene and earn a living — is the focus of the film 'Period. End Of Sentence.'
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.
How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

How Being Body-Shamed Left Me Traumatised

After being body-shamed to such an extent I grew so dejected and downcast, that I avoided interactions with my classmates, opting to spend my recess in the library after grabbing a quick bite. However, little did I imagine that body-shaming would continue to dog me even in adult life.
The Triumphs And Nuances Of Actress Jameela Jamil’s Body-Positivity Activism

The Triumphs And Nuances Of Actress Jameela Jamil’s Body-Positivity Activism

The toxicity of social media may seem inescapable, but Indian-Pakistani actress and activist Jameela Jamil is confronting these patterns headfirst.
Optimism The Right Way: Rytasha Talks Self-Love and Body Positivity

Optimism The Right Way: Rytasha Talks Self-Love and Body Positivity

Body positivity for Rytasha Rathore, is to not hate your body but to try and make it the best version of itself.

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Ezhava And Proud – 23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

Ezhava And Proud—23 Years After Hiding My Caste From The World

I am writing this for the 8-year-old kid feeling ashamed and for women like my mother who made her child understand the implications of belonging to an oppressed lower caste.
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.

Was Rabi’a Basri – The Single Most Influential Sufi Woman – A Feminist?

Rabi'a Basri was a strong-willed woman who criticised and helped develop the other Sufi masters of her time.