Monday, December 9, 2019

Health

In this section, find articles, tweet-chats, art-work, essays, myth busters among others on trans* and women’s health by Feminism in India.

The Curious Case Of The Artificial Hymen Product

The Curious Case Of The Artificial Hymen Product

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Various online sites including amazon selling this product define artificial hymen as a synthetic membrane that oozes out ‘blood’ during penetration. The ‘blood’ is an artificial blood powder or coloring.
World Toilet Day: Why Are Toilets A Feminist Concern?

World Toilet Day: Why Are Toilets A Feminist Concern?

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If one looks deeper, they would find that even toilets —its architecture, use and accessibility—are coloured with the conventional ideas of patriarchy and consequential gender roles and expectations.
Being A Feminist Gynaecologist In The Patriarchal World Of Medicine | #MyGynaecStory

Being A Feminist Gynaecologist In The Patriarchal World Of Medicine | #MyGynaecStory

As a practicing feminist gynaecologist, I want to offer a glimpse of what this world looks like from the other side of the consulting table.
Health Over Stigma: The Journey Has Only Begun

Health Over Stigma: How Unmarried Women’s Voices Sparked A Revolution| #MyGynaecStory

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And our campaign Health Over Stigma established that this is an unmarried women’s movement challenging the present situation and demanding stigma free services.
I Need Treatment, Not Judgement At The Gynaecologist| #MyGynaecStory

I Need Treatment, Not Judgement At Gynaecologists | #MyGynaecStory

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A gynaecologist in Mumbai refused to do a physical examination because I was not married even though I told her that I am sexually active.
How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

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To simply enjoy menstrual art without understanding the artist’s messages – intended & otherwise – would be to dismiss the story they are telling.
The Many Historical Courses Of Gender And Water In India

The Many Historical Courses Of Gender And Water In India

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The participation of women, today, is a mere token through the District Water Committees, thanks to rampant corruption and widespread bureaucratic denial to take gender and water seriously.
Dear Doctor, I Don't Need To Be Married To Have Sex| #MyGynaecStory

Dear Doctor, I Don’t Need To Be Married To Have Sex | #MyGynaecStory

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It was my first time when someone was giving lectures about what I did was wrong.She, as a "mother-ly figure", advised me to get married if I wanted to have sex.
World’s First Vagina Museum And The Need For Gynaecological Health

The World’s First Vagina Museum Is Here!

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hen the London based scientist Florence Schechter came to know that there has been a penis museum called the Icelandic Phallological Museum since 1997 in Reykjavík, Iceland, she felt the pressing need for the world’s first vagina museum. So she decided to start one.

The MTP Act And Why Women Should Have The Absolute Right To Abortion

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On September 11th 2019, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a reply to the petition stating, “Pregnant woman’s right to abort her pregnancy is not an absolute right, and the right to abortion must be balanced against the compelling State interest of protecting the mother’s health and the life of the foetus/unborn child.”

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Struggles In Sweatshops: The Irony Of Your ‘Feminist’ Graphic Tee

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Reports published by Global Labour Justice name GAP’s and H&M’s sweatshops as sites of regular abuse and violence faced by their workers in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
Crime Patrol

‘Crime Patrol’ & ‘Savdhaan India’ Make A Mockery Of Sexual Violence | #GBVinMedia

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Shows like Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India, Gunah and Sansani have made a fortune out of turning trauma into entertainment, and making a mockery of these cases under the guise of 'awareness' or 'gender sensitisation'.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

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In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.