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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.

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.
Why You Can't Love Yourself Into Losing Weight

Why You Can’t Love Yourself Into Losing Weight

The whole concept of losing weight because you love yourself so much that you want the best for yourself seems to completely go against the very definition of body positivity.
These South Asian artists shatter the notion of a woman exploring her own identity and sexuality as being narcissistic or self-obsessed.

7 Badass South Asian Artists You Should Know About

These South Asian artists shatter the notion of a woman exploring her own identity and sexuality as being narcissistic or self-obsessed.

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10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements We Should Be Celebrating

10 Women With Disabilities Whose Achievements In 2018 We Should Be Celebrating

While both psychological and physical disabilities are stigmatised by society, here are ten women with disability who kicked ass in 2018.

Laugh Off The Sexism: The Counter Culture Of Feminist Memes

To combat the circulation of sexist memes, and stifle the sexist laugh, counter feminist memes are in circulation as well. These feminist memes employ subversive humour to overturn the sexist humour, being able to afford a laugh at their expense.

My Experiences Of Patriarchal Rituals In The Nepali Community

Growing up listening to such ludicrous things, I gradually developed an immense hatred for such patriarchal values. Hence, I am writing this article about the misogynist and patriarchal traditions in Nepali community.