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The precarious existence of girls: body politics, self-worth and how ‘yoga culture’ can be damaging

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The precarious existence of girls: body politics, self-worth and how ‘yoga culture’ can be damaging

A recent special issue of the National Geographic, titled Gender Revolution, makes a fascinating study of how youths around the world are increasingly pushing the boundaries of gender and sexuality to mould a sense of self that is more fluid and non-binary. This shift can only happen in the context of generalised growing social acceptance and awareness of the limits stained male/female, girl/boy binaries. A spin off is a progression towards gender equality. Of course, some societies are better at accepting these changes than others.

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