I consider myself a liberal. I beleive in freedom and most of all i consider myself to be a champion for womens rights. I pat myself on the back for it and am sometimes cursed for it. I’m often aghast at the double standards that exist in our society and have sometimes raised my voice against it. to the extent of being labelled a suffragette and a feminist.
I refuse to accept the label of a feminist because in my view a feminist is one who is battling for her rights and her equality. In my view there is no battlle- my equality is a given. It is my fundamental and constituitonal right. I demand it without a war and i demand it with the dignity that is due to me as a woman and an equal member of this society.
Though i am a great one for causes, this time around, call me a prude if you wish but i am very grossed out at the pink chaddi campaign.
What is the pink chaddi campaign, some of you may ask? I first heard about it on the radio this morning, where the over enthusisatic RJ’s were appealing to all the women to assert their rights on the eve of Valentine day by collecting their pink underwear and sending it to the Sri Ram Sena in Hubli. The Sri Ram Sena are same goons who molested the girls in a Mangalore pub recently for going against indian culture.
The pink chaddi campaign also appealed to all women to invade the pubs on 14th feb valentines day, and raise a toast to womanhood. Even with a glass of juice for the teetotaller.
The misguided campaign is one brave and dusgusted Delhi girls attempt at hitting back at the Sri Ram Sene chief and the moral police brigade of our country- to tell them that we women will not cow or bow down to their bullying tactics. So far so good-
But to send them your pink underwear? Excuse me whats that about?
For further information on this campaign click on the link below
Dear “pinkchaddicampaigner”, By calling yourself a loose and forward woman because you love to visit pubs, you are displaying your own confused morality and pandering entirely to their depraved point of view. There is nothing loose or forward about women visiting pubs-it is as much our right as anybody elses. Dont let anybody make you think otherwise.
Men and baboons who have a problem with it should be asked to investigate and prove their own masculinity, not question our feminity. What exactly is it that these men find so threatening about women behaving like they do? What is it they are afraid of?
By sending them your underwear you are promoting yourself as a steriotypical peice of arse and nothing more. Its exactly what the bullies of religious facshist organizations are trying to tell you you are, and you have fallen right into the trap.
Is the underwear the only symbol of womanhood and sisterhood you could find? Why not send them a noose to hang themselves? Or pins to burst the inflated and false bubbles of their warped minds?
Or how about us women fighting with our minds instead? Appealing to the Government to start a sterilization campaign for anybody who molests or rapes a woman… like they do with rabid stray dogs
I understand your intention dear “pinkchaddicampaigner”, but If you want to become a goddess please dont behave like a whore.
For Gods sake …Look at Pramod Mutaliks (the Sri Ram Sene chief’s) face… and lets ignore him for the bully and loser he is. He dosent merit all this fuss. Does he deserve something as beautiful and precious as your underwear?As a woman dont you think you should be particular about who sees your panties?
The libbers who burnt their bra’s in the sixties realized too late that it was a garment meant to keep their boobs from falling to the ground. Those who kept their bras on still walk tall.