Body Politics

“মাগী  মাইনষের কথা শোনাও যা, না শোনাও তা ”- ভাষার লিঙ্গীয় অসমতার একটি পাঠ

Abstract in English Do women have any language? Is the language a woman speaks is her own or imposed upon by the patriarchal society? This article explores the role language plays in demeaning women, how it is used in taking away their human dignity, constructing them as inferior, less than equal beings with little agency, …

“মাগী  মাইনষের কথা শোনাও যা, না শোনাও তা ”- ভাষার লিঙ্গীয় অসমতার একটি পাঠ Read More »

Ryktene, æren og frihet: Å være somalisk i Norge

Abstract in English For Somalian women living in Norway, it can be difficult to live as freely as Norwegians can. In this article, Amal Aden describes the challenges she and other Somalian women face if they stop wearing a hijab, or if they drink or have a boyfriend. They are threatened by rumors about their …

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Body politics in the Indian Subcontinent: “The worse a woman feels, the better should she look”

Manu says, “Do not marry a girl whose hair is pale, whose body is flawed, who is eternally ill, who has no body hair at all or has too much hair, who speaks too much, or whose eyes are brown. Discard her, who is named after the stars, the trees, the rivers, the barbarians, the …

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The Role of Media and Fashion in Promoting Fatphobia

The concept of body politics has been traditionally and culturally practiced in our society through ages. The concept suggests how the outer appearance of an individual is policed by the ones in power based on the societal standards of what is considered acceptable. Many factors figure into the idea of the ideal body. The classification …

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The Second Skin: Caste in India

“Bioscopic frames of noncity-scapes. Asphyxiation induced anxiety tunnelling an end to our aspiration. Funnelling 12 sweaty bodies through a 180sqft hole, our mothers overlooking hope in MHADA’s redevelopment plan. Such are our dead eyes. Such are our brightest dreams. The pitiful sigh of a middle-class Jai Bhim! I’ve recently switched from Charcoal to Black Brush …

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