Thursday, January 23, 2020

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.

Union Health Ministry Adopts Non-Interventional Approach In Final Stages Of Labour

Union Health Ministry Adopts Non-Interventional Approach In Final Stages Of Labour

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The problem with this advisory is that it is issued so that the act of childbirth becomes ‘natural and positive experience’ for women, while totally neglecting the health hazards and the fatal consequences it might have for the women.
Man-struation Or Irritable Male Syndrome: "Dear Men, Are You IMSing?"

Man-struation Or Irritable Male Syndrome: “Dear Men, Are You IMSing?”

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Irritable Male Syndrome or IMS is not a recognised medical ailment. Endocrinologist from Comenius University, Peter Celec, published a study in 2002 that showed the both men and women experience lunar rhythms of testosterone, for men on day 18 of a 30 day cycle.
The Republic Of Pee-ople: Why Public Urination Is Unacceptable!

The Republic Of Pee-ople: Why Public Urination Is Problematic

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Public urination is a disgusting act, peeps. No matter the place, no matter the gender. For who in the world wants to go through the ordeal of seeing and smelling that?
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.

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Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

Mind Your Slogans: Casteist And Sexist Slogans Must Be Condemned

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A feminist intervention (no matter how much you may disdain because nation comes first), refuses to sabotage the movement with sexist and casteist slurs to be thrown in the face of power.
Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest?

Why We Must Condemn Jair Bolsonaro As Republic Day Chief Guest

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Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right president, is infamously known globally for his regressive stances on abortion, anti-affirmative action, homosexuality and secularism.
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'.