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Rajasthan Royals men talk about periods
Why This Video Of Our Rajasthan Royals Men Talking About Periods Is So Brilliant!

In a country where talking of periods is a taboo, but cricket is almost religion, what better than get Rajasthan Royals men talk about periods for their huge audience?

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To The 15-year-old Who Doesn’t Like The Mirror, You’re As Pretty As Can Be!

Nothing else can make you glow, more than the strength you show. Do what you like or don't do it, nobody should tell you what is your fit.

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My Favourite Women Writers

Celebrating women writers with a curated list of my personal favourites!

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Sakhi Telugu movie
Why Santhi From The 2000 Movie Sakhi Is A Feminist, Before The Ideology Was Defined On-Screen

A strong woman who spoke her mind and thought nothing of supporting her husband financially through his struggles, Santhi from the 2000 Telugu movie Sakhi, was a feminist.

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Zomato gives paid period leave
A Household Name, Zomato Gives Paid Period Leave To Female & Trans Employees In An Inclusive Step

Zomato gives paid period leave in an inclusive move for both women and trans employees. Being a household name, the awareness hopefully reaches deeper.

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Instead Of Telling Women To ‘Respect Your Elders,’ Maybe Counsel The Elders To Be Worthy Of That Respect!

People should be worthy of respect. Our culture teaches us to respect elders. But it is the same culture that constantly demeaned and disrespected women.

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Ponmagal Vadhal
Ponmagal Vandhal Proves That Child Sexual Abuse Is Ubiquitous; Survivors Or Abusers Are Not Obvious

Jyothika's movie Ponmagal Vandhal is enough proof that kids are being sexually harassed everywhere. It's up to us to be careful.

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Normalize PMS Talk

For those 5 days or so, don't worry about what someone is going to think about you. Accept that we are human and we have problems. We can speak about them. We can ask about them.

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I Was 7. How Can You Ask Me ‘Why Didn’t You Report It Immediately’?

I was seven. I had no idea about clothes, except knowing that we wear a uniform to school.

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Poor Couple’s Selling Baby Girl Reveals Dire Need For More Conversation Over Having Kids

Imagine a family which may not have enough money to raise a child. If it is a son, they'll somehow make both ends meet. But if it is a daughter?

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Articles Published For Women, And How They Should Really Be

Have you ever come across some of the most click bait articles that make you want to roll your eyes? Beware and stay away from them!

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6 Things That A Mom Is Definitely Not

In the run up to this year's Mother's Day, it's worthwhile remembering what a mom is not. (Hint: Stop glorifying her).

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Thappad Had Some Strong, Wonderful Women- Here Are The Four Who Stayed With Me

Amazon Prime is streaming Thappad since last weekend and I finally watched it and learnt some lessons from these four women. This is why I loved them.

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Changing Your Surname (Or Not!) Is Your Choice, No One Can Force You

Changing your surname after marriage is neither legally necessary, nor something your husband can force you to do. Stand up for your rights!

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Hey Auntie! Let Me Live The Life I Choose

Ever been annoyed by women who moral police other women? This poem is for you!

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What Do You Want Your Daughters To Be – Confident Women Or Meek Paraya Dhan?

There's more to women than marriage and being an ideal DIL. Society might not support their choices, so we must, and also teach them to face such society on their own terms.

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I Suppose In This Country It’s Too Much To Ask For Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines In Public Places?

A country that could come up with a movie like PadMan is also the country that has barely any sanitary pad vending machines where we need them. Time to change?

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‘Shh! You’re On Your Periods.’ My Take On The Need To Speak About Menstruation

From using code words about periods to wrapping sanitary napkins like a bomb, we keep periods a secret. It's time we changed that, says the author.

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