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Pink Vigilantes December 27, 2007

Sampat Pal DeviA group of poor women in India have mobilised to fight, violently where necessary, for better treatment of women and the poor, while wearing pink saris.  The article is interesting, though problematically written:

The pink sorority is not exactly a group of male-bashing feminists – they claim they have returned 11 girls who were thrown out of their homes to their spouses because “women need men to live with”.

Aside from the fact that It’s hard to be impressed by anything that uses the phrase ‘male-bashing feminists’, there isn’t enough explanation in the article to tell one what is meant by “need”– is this meant to be a fact about women’s nature, or about the way that their society is set up? These sorts of distinctions are important, and the article really isn’t very helpful for those seeking real understanding. Still, it’s interesting to know even a little bit about this. (Thanks, Jender-parents!)

 

2 Responses to “Pink Vigilantes”

  1. Manuel Says:

    Hello. I am hoping to eventually gain to literary works to protect myself in the court of law . . .

    (1) Ethical justification for vigilantism against men abusing women. (Something along the lines: If the law fails to achieve this, it is the people’s right to enforce it). I am adamant to see philosophical logic on the subject.

    (2) Affidavits for various individuals and nations to legally protect themselves in the case of vigilantism against men abusing women. (Claims of right, and so forth).

    Anyhow, you are an excellent group. Best of luck!

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