Author: Latheefa Adnan

Latheefa Adnan is a Social Media Activist and Stay-at-Home-Mum based in the Maldives. She has a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology and she is passionate about Raising awareness on Sex Education and other social issues.
Ramadhan, Period Shame and The Critical Male Gaze
The Issue

Ramadhan and Period Shame: Decentring the Critical Male Gaze

It is no secret that girls and women need special care during menstruation. Some girls and women can go through it without a lot of intervention but majority of girls and women do need some sort of special care. Add girls and women who have conditions like PCOS and Endometriosis into the mix and it becomes even more nonsensical that we have to hide it from the very people that we love.

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Peepees and Virgins: The Necessity of Islamic Sex Education
The Tone Up

Peepees and Virgins: The Necessity of Islamic Sex Education

Hymen does not equal virginity. Contrary to the narrative that has been stressed through our lives, being a virgin means that a woman has not had sex with a man, yet. The bleed-test is not accurate for many reasons. First of all, many women don’t bleed the first time they have sex because their hymens could have torn earlier in their lives during exercise or bike accidents without them even knowing.

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