Menstruation, a biological necessity for a woman’s healthy reproductive system, has been a taboo, leading to women using unsanitary menstrual products or even girls dropping out schools.
“We have learned to stay silent and to cope, but it is absolutely crazy that in this day of innovation, the industry has not evolved in over 50 years.”
— Miki Agrawal, the co-founder of Thinx
In the 21st century, when women still have to use uncomfortable pads, Thinx comes as the long-awaited rescuer, simultaneously empowering women with its powerful branding and offering equal opportunities.
Since making her first extraordinary appearance in the music industry, Adele has become our inspiring queen. “Her voice is one of the few voices that we’ve got worldwide where she’s got that huge range that is incredible,” said CeCe Sammy. Her songs make us want to sing and dance. She has created a unique way of creative performance. We feel each tone in her songs. Adele’s voice “is once-in-a-lifetime” in the words of Jennifer Lawrence.
But, the mainstream media often ignored her talent and focused on her weight instead. The discourse surrounding Adele was always about her physical appearance.
I’ve recently found myself in a dark cave. Distasteful, ugly, dump, but promising. I looked for ways to get out of it. I began carving on its walls only to create a storyline out of my words. If writing is the only way to exit this cage, I’ll write, I murmured. Then and there, I recognized another person feeding on my bones, limbs, and soul. She needed to speak for who she was. Who was I then?
Although each of us has different motives for waking up to create stories regardless of the language we use, we share a common…
I recently came across a thread on Twitter about solo female travelers’ concerns in countries that the media calls ‘dangerous.’
There were two points in the discussion:
1- Some badass solo female travelers can visit everywhere they like.
2- Some countries are dangerous, especially for women. Misogyny, rape, and femicide are real phenomenons.
While both points have their rationales, the thread became a gantline between two men’s hands.
It is the usual plague of our world. We’ll never get rid of men’s audacity to talk about women’s experiences.
What we know as gender is a social construct. Apart from biological…
“There are two types of people in this world,” comes Rosamund Pike’s avaricious character to the scene of I Care a Lot:
“The people who take and those getting took. Predators and prey. Lions and lambs. My name is Marla Grayson, and I’m not a lamb. I am a fucking lioness.”
The close-up of her marble-like cold face and sharp blonde haircut reminds us of the Hitchcockian psychotic gaze. The ferocity of her appearance merges with her red dress, and the scene takes us seven years back to Gone Girl where she cold-heartedly stabbed Neil P. …
Long six years have passed since I stopped talking to my soulmate. Well, I actually never wanted to lose her, but I couldn’t give her the support she needed. And it brought the end of our relationship.
I’m a more different person than the person I was then, so must be she. Perhaps, we wouldn’t get along well now even if we hadn’t ended our friendship.
Yet, I felt she was my soulmate, and we would keep it work despite our differences and messiness.
Watching Firefly Lane broke my heart not only because it portrayed a beautiful friendship, but also…
M.A. Student, Writer, Human Being