12-Feb-2009

My take on the pink.. campaign

There has been a lot of talk about the pink chaddi campaign... The amount of support and interest it is generating is simply unbelievable. However I do believe that it is not going to help change mindsets. It will not bring justice to the girls who were assaulted. It will not ensure that our law makers will protect the citizens who voted for them instead of indulging in cheap ideological battles. It certainly won't guarantee that such acts never happen again. I don't thhink sending pink underwear is the answer.
Yet, I support it. Why? Because it is a way to protest. It is a way to send the message that this time the silent majority will not be attacked by the loud minority. It is a way to show what exactly we think of cowards who beat up women in the name of culture and religion.

5 comments:

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Pixie said...

yes... it's not abt the pink chaddis - it's about the violence and the discrimination and walking away without paying for the crime...

Vered - MomGrind said...

I agree that it's very important to protest.

Indian Home Maker said...

I also agree with the words in your About Me, 'the principal duty we have towards ourselves is to surround ourselves only with people who love us, value us and cherish us. '

wisegirl said...

@ ihm
thank you... it's something i really believe in and it is a lesson i learnt the hard way