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vintagevandalizm:

Repost from @pinupgirlclothing by #Reposter @307apps
What happens when, in a country more in the news for rapes, women wield the stick and take on real-life villains? It forges a force of female empowerment on such a level as this.

In a region that is one of the poorest districts in the country and is marked by a deeply patriarchal culture, rigid caste divisions, female illiteracy, domestic violence, child labour, child marraiges and dowry demands. The women’s group is popularly known as Gulabi or ‘Pink’ Gang because the members wear bright pink saris and wield bamboo sticks. Sampat says, “We are not a gang in the usual sense of the term, we are a gang for justice.” The Gulabi Gang was initially intended to punish oppressive husbands, fathers and brothers, and combat domestic violence and desertion. The members of the gang would accost male offenders and prevail upon them to see reason. The more serious offenders were publicly shamed when they refused to listen or relent. Sometimes the women resorted to their lathis, if the men resorted to use of force.

We as women are not free of oppression, derogation and violence until all women everywhere are. Being a feminist is not something to be ashamed of. ♡ Micheline #yesallwomen #pinkgang #gulabigang #feminist  #feminism

vintagevandalizm:

Repost from @pinupgirlclothing by #Reposter @307apps
What happens when, in a country more in the news for rapes, women wield the stick and take on real-life villains? It forges a force of female empowerment on such a level as this.

In a region that is one of the poorest districts in the country and is marked by a deeply patriarchal culture, rigid caste divisions, female illiteracy, domestic violence, child labour, child marraiges and dowry demands. The women’s group is popularly known as Gulabi or ‘Pink’ Gang because the members wear bright pink saris and wield bamboo sticks. Sampat says, “We are not a gang in the usual sense of the term, we are a gang for justice.” The Gulabi Gang was initially intended to punish oppressive husbands, fathers and brothers, and combat domestic violence and desertion. The members of the gang would accost male offenders and prevail upon them to see reason. The more serious offenders were publicly shamed when they refused to listen or relent. Sometimes the women resorted to their lathis, if the men resorted to use of force.

We as women are not free of oppression, derogation and violence until all women everywhere are. Being a feminist is not something to be ashamed of. ♡ Micheline #yesallwomen #pinkgang #gulabigang #feminist #feminism

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damegreywulf:

trust:

i want a relationship but i want them to be like a friend to me, i dont want the relationship to be all about kissing, making out and sex i just wanna hang out with them, and go places, and just have fun wherever we go

This post is surreal because that is exactly how a healthy relationship should be yet we’re convinced this is a weird and unusual thing to ask of our partners.