India's "Gang for Social Justice"
This article, forwarded to me by my colleague, Anne-christine d'Adesky, gained quite a bit of attention in our last e-Magazine: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7068875.stm. Here's an excerpt:
"A women's vigilante group has sprung up in this landscape of poverty, discrimination and chauvinism.
Sampat Pal Devi is a wiry woman, wife of an ice cream vendor, mother of five children, and a former government health worker who set up and leads the "pink gang".
'Mind you,' she says, 'we are not a gang in the usual sense of the term. We are a gang for justice.' "
Source: BBC News
I am wondering what your reactions to this article are? How does it make you feel... Excited? Frightened? Empowered? Inspired? Disgusted?
What do you think of the BBC's coverage of the events?
I'm not quite sure how I feel, so I'd love to hear from you!
On one hand, I'm thrilled to know these women are uniting in the name of action and empowerment. On the other hand, I think it is sad that only way they feel they'll be heard is through violence.