For A Toilet Inquilab, Feminism Must Talk Loos More Often

*first published on Feminism in India By Deboleena Sengupta and Mayuri Bhattacharjee We don’t know whether you need the latest iPad or the latest Jhumpa Lahiri book. We don’t know whether you need adrak chai or double espresso to wake up. But, we definitely know that you’ll need a toilet. Everyday. No exceptions. We have learned…

Women’s Day #lovethyloo campaign: Shohinee’s story

It was the autumn of 2006. I was on my way to Digha for a family vacation. I had some questionable mushrooms the previous day. Terrible intestinal spasms of diarrhoea followed the next morning while I was on the bus to our destination. We were cruising through the highway with fields of crops on both…

Women’s Day #lovethyloo campaign: Arpana’s story

Having my gall bladder removed a few years back and being in a traveling job, nobody can understand the importance of public toilets more than me. I feel no shame in admitting that I have to hit the loo more often than a normal person does. It has now become a regular routine for me…