Facebook and Instagram were recently told by their parent company, Meta, to overhaul their policy on nipple exposure. But the change may not be as radical as people hope. …
Tag: male gaze
Of Men and Space
A poem about how the poet's day revolves around her efforts to create more space amongst a crowd of men.
The Fundamentals of Being Looked At
'I've grown up not watching myself, but watching me through other people.'
In the Face of an Apathetic State, ‘Speak, Woman!’ is a Forthright Dismantling of Patriarchy
Smita Agarwal, in her book of poetry, raises her voice in an asymmetrical world and implores women to speak out for themselves.
P.S. – Your Bra
'I am a paradox, a double-edged sword – I can either be the reason for your decency, or the reason you are slut-shamed.'
Book Review: An Indispensable Weaving of Women’s Words
'Of Dry Tongues and Brave Hearts' is a unique combination of deftly gathered fiction, non-fiction, poems and artworks from over 70 women writers, poets and artists.
Tired of Losing Soulmates – The Art of Female Friendships
Nothing breaks my heart and puts it together like the affection and strength I have lost and gained with women.
How Are We Expected to Cover it All?
'Cold touching me on different parts, only three layers seem to be protecting me. And still, some parts remain exposed.'
Pubic Hair, Nudism and the Censor: The Story of the Photographic Battle To Depict the Naked Body
A century ago, early British nudists had to fight for the right to publish naked photos – the similarities with social media today are striking.
Looking At My Body Through Everyone’s Gaze But My Own
Unfortunately, we still live around people who cannot tolerate the sight of cleavage, and it’s normalised. That’s where we have failed miserably.