“The Sisterhood of the Rebellious Pink Panties”

Photo courtesy of pinkchaddicampaign

Linda Lowen, at About.com: Women’s Issues, reports:

Old-school attitudes toward women, meet new technology and the power of social media.

An extremist Hindu group in India has warned women not to celebrate Valentine’s Day
and will attack them if they do. To back up their claims, they’ve
already stormed a bar and physically beaten women customers for “going
astray.”

Gentlemen (and I use that term loosely) I have news for you. You can’t keep a smart woman down.

When the going gets tough, the tough create a group on Facebook and go global with their protest. “A Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women”
is the name of the group, and they’re asking participants to “walk to
the nearest pub and buy a drink” on Valentine’s Day. If that’s not
enough, they want women to send pink panties to the extremist group that started it all.

Read the entire article here.

Relevant links:
Not candy and flowers, but beatings for women who celebrate Valentine’s Day in India

Reuters India article: “Loose” women to send knickers to Hindu group

Consortium of Pubgoing, Loose and Forward Women

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