Friday, November 15, 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.

How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

How To Read And Understand Menstrual Art And Its Politics?

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

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

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!

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

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.”
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
What People Don't Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

What People Don’t Tell You About Stretch Marks And PCOS

While people were quick to point out that stretch marks look ugly, or to ask how did I get them at such a young age in the first place, they never told me that stretch marks can be a symptom of PCOS.
Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its Mothers?

Maternal Mortality Rate: Does India Really Care About Its mothers?

A country’s maternal mortality rate is one of the most crucial indicators of how it prioritises it’s women.
Living With Chronic Illness And Its Lasting Impressions

Living With Chronic Illness And Its Lasting Impressions

Having an invisible chronic illness means, you are constantly being scrutinized, judged and often misunderstood. Added to it is this predilection towards females.
Why Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Is Not Your Regular PMS?

Why Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Is Not Your Regular PMS?

According to the medical experts, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or PMDD causes extreme mood shifts that can disrupt daily life, work and relationships. It consists of intense sadness, hopelessness and anxiety.

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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.

Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi As A Symbol Of Subaltern Defiance

In Draupadi, Devi presents a strong woman who despite being marginalised and exploited, transgresses conventional sexual and societal standards.
Sikh names are empowering in nature, they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restricts them.

Sikh Names: Beyond Gender, Caste And Patriarchy

Sikh names are empowering – they go beyond gender, caste and patriarchy. However, their limitations and current practice restrict them.