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A Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women - Blog - The F-Word

A Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women - Blog - The F-Word | Womens' Freedom | Scoop.it
Last month, women drinking in a pub in Mangalore, India were attacked by a group of men, linked to the right-wing Sri Ram Sena. In response to this attack, a protest is being planned for this Saturday, Valentine's Day, via...
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An attack on two who were hospitalized after going to a pub sparked a campaign that highlighted a change that needed to happen in India for women.  Women stood up and said we are not going to continue to take this. We are important and we are free.  Men joined in the campaign as well.  We as world community can continue to invoke change around the world. 

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BBC NEWS | South Asia | Underwear protest at India attack

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Underwear protest at India attack | Womens' Freedom | Scoop.it
Indians outraged at an attack on women for drinking in a bar are to send a gift of underwear to right-wing activists.
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I find the name of this campaign to be fascintating. To include loose women in the name is loaded with connotations that a woman may not want to be associated with.  However, the campaign name is effective.  One of the leaders of the attacks says it is unacceptable for women to go to pubs. I see his point but shouldn't it be unacceptable for everyone?

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The Perils of Facebook Activism: Nisha Susan Locked Out of Pink Chaddi Campaign’s Facebook Group

The Perils of Facebook Activism: Nisha Susan Locked Out of Pink Chaddi Campaign’s Facebook Group | Womens' Freedom | Scoop.it
The Pink Chaddi Facebook Group has been getting hacked throughout last month, and, instead of dealing with the hackers, Facebook suspended both the group and Nisha's account last week.
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LaShaundra Tyler's comment, September 8, 2013 11:54 PM
Unfortunately, Facebook did not work well for this campaign because hackers were able to post vulgar comments on the page and change the name of the campaign. The page ended up being suspended. This article highlights the limitations of Facebook in that you can't highlight nor change the design of your page. This was posted in 2009 but I don't think that there have been many changes to this issue since then.
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Pink Chaddi Campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pink Chaddi Campaign (or Pink Underwear Campaign) is a nonviolent protest movement launched by Consortium of Pub-Going, Loose and Forward Women[1] in February 2009 in response to notable incidences of violent conservative and right-wing activism against perceived violations of Indian culture, when a group of women were attacked in a pub in Mangalore. The campaign was a brainchild of Nisha Susan, an employee of Tehelka political magazine.[1][2] The campaign was conceived particularly in protest against a threat by Pramod Muthalik of the Sri Ram Sena (also spelled as Sri Ram Sene and Sriram Sena), an orthodox Hindu group based in Mangalore. Muthalik threatened to marry off and take other action on any young couples found together on Valentine's Day.

On 6 February 2009 in an incident of moral policing a group of men who claimed to belong to Sri Ram Sena attacked a group of women in Mangalore, India. Later that month, Muthalik announced an action plan to target couples found dating on 14 February, Valentine’s Day. He said "Our activists will go around with a priest, a turmeric stub and a mangalsutra on 14 February. If we come across couples being together in public and expressing their love, we will take them to the nearest temple and conduct their marriage.[3]

After widespread outrage over his speech, the Bangalore and Mangalore police stepped up protection in public places and local hangouts, despite which there was an attack by the Sri Ram Sena on five women in a pub in Mangalore. Two women patrons were hospitalised in a critical condition.[4][5] Of 40 perpetrators, only three have been arrested so far.

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This is a great synopsis of the campaign to stop attacks on women who go to pubs.  The web has allowed issues such as these to be publicized and social change to happen all over the world. This is a great example of using the web for a great cause and change that impacts the world. 

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Consortium of Pubgoing, Loose and Forward Women

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Love it. In response to attacks by the right-wing group Sri Ram Sena on Indian women out in public, the Pink Chaddi Campaign is organizing women around India (and around the globe) to send the Sri ...
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What a wonderful campaign to send pink underwear to potential attackers in order to stop violence against women on a great holiday for love.  Another way to show that you are fearless by going to a pub to do what you love to do.  The power of unity is yet relevant.

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66 yrs after Independence, glass is still half empty for women - Firstpost

66 yrs after Independence, glass is still half empty for women - Firstpost | Womens' Freedom | Scoop.it
Firstpost 66 yrs after Independence, glass is still half empty for women Firstpost Take the 'Pink Chaddi' campaign of 2009, which was a response to the attack against women in Mangalore, India, by Sri Ram Sene, an orthodox Hindu group which had...
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The reason this piqued my interest is because a woman was able to save other women through a social media outlet called Facebook.  This issue became a political issue, a social issue, and a women's rights issue.  Potential assaultors were detained on Valentine's Eve. People were able to celebrate the holiday with freedom. 

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