Thenmozhi Soundararajan The Gulabi Gang is an extraordinary women’s movement formed in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India. This region 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.” "to remain exempt from perpetuating social inequity" DEFINE MAINTAIN ENFORCE (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr POWER PRIVILEGE & The Single Story Systems of Advantage include discrimination, stereotypes, prejudice but most importantly, the power and the privilege required to maintain, perpetuate and establish itself through force and definition and domination.
They include racism, sexism, ableism, imperialism and classism among others. Our differences are our best assets. They said: ‘You are a savage and dangerous woman.’
I said: ‘I speak the truth and the truth is savage and dangerous.’
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