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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.

In Conversation With Anushka Kelkar: The Photographer Behind BrownGirlGazin

In Conversation With Anushka Kelkar: The Photographer Behind BrownGirlGazin

Anushka Kelkar started BrownGirlGazin where she posts portraits of women intended to be honest and redefine beauty outside of conventional media portrayals.
देवी की माहवारी 'पवित्र’ और हमारी ‘अपवित्र?’ | Feminism In India

देवी की माहवारी ‘पवित्र’ और हमारी ‘अपवित्र?’

आषाढ़ के महीने में गुवाहाटी के कामाख्या मंदिर की देवी को माहवारी होती है। देवी को होने वाली इस सालाना माहवारी का भक्त पूरे साल इंतज़ार करते हैं।
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I Am Done Apologising For Suffering From Dysmenorrhea

Various studies say more than 86% women suffer from dysmenorrhea. Yet, I am unable to find a cure or even palliative treatment after 12 years of suffering.
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Living With Anorexia Nervosa And A Body That Has Suffered Enough

I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa at the age of 16. It's an overwhelming mental illness where the person has an irrational fear of gaining weight, enough to sabotage themselves into starving.
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Hairy And Proud: Body Hair Removal Through A Feminist Lens

While body hair removal in itself is not wrong, being compelled to do so by a third person or third party is wrong.
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A History Of Body Hair Removal And Distorted Body Image

Body hair removal emerged as a survival tactic many millennia ago. With time, it was reduced to aesthetics, which served as a foundation for the oppressive and gendered notions of feminine hairlessness.
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Somehow, My Dark Skin Determines My Entire Value As A Person

I understood that people who shamed my dark skin were also the people who were so unsure of their own mettle, unaware of their own prowess.
menopause

Let’s Talk About Menopause And What All It Entails

Menopause is defined as the time when the final menstruation cycle occurs. The more accurate word of the time period of the changes associated with menopause is climacteric.
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We Produce 9000 Tonnes Of Sanitary Waste Every Year | #ThePadEffect

Every year India produces 9000 tonnes of sanitary waste, which is about 90% as heavy as the Eiffel Tower.
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Doctors Violating Consent: Forceful Insertion Of Contraceptive Devices

In a rural government hospital in West Bengal, women are not even informed that intrauterine contraceptive devices have been inserted into their bodies.

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10 Feminist Songs To Listen To When The Patriarchy Has Got You Down

Gather round, feminists! It's exhausting work raging against The Man, so how about you play these feminist songs for a musical pick-me-up?
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

How Gillette Made Me Revisit The Toxic Masculinity In My Past

The content of the Gillette ad hit closer to home than I was comfortable with. My imagination drew parallels between the video and my own life, and I felt repressed old memories stirring in the darkness of my mind.