Shame the Body Shamers!

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Image: The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Anwiti Singh.   “Why don’t you join a gym?” “Have you heard about this new diet?” “You should try a cleanse!” Those are some of the more polite things that a person who is above-the-socially acceptable-body-weight can hope to hear. As for the not so polite […]

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The Bad Girl.

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Image: The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Subha Nivedha to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. “Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere.” The implications are endless. Girls who go everywhere are bad. Everywhere except home is a bad place. But only for girls. Because All work and no play makes Jack a dull […]

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Who killed Alesha?


Image: “We are sad, but not afraid.” – Mourners at Alesha’s funeral. She succumbed to her gunshot wounds on Wednesday Alesha, a member of the Trans Action Board and the district coordinator of the Transgender Provincial Alliance in Pakistan, was shot six-times on Sunday, 22nd May. Though she was immediately rushed over to Lady […]

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