OPINION

I Heart Pink Chaddis

February 12, 2009
Sakshi Juneja

Let's get one thing straight – Implementation of laws in 21st century India is practically non-existent. Especially in matters where we have political farts going around terrorizing the aam aadmi under the hoax of safeguarding religious and/or cultural sentiments. Mind you, no one asked them to take upon themselves this heavy responsibility par boss es competitive environment main footage ke liye haat laat marana toh zaroori hain na. And so we have the likes of Shiv Sena, Raj Thackeray and Pramod Muthalik who will stoop to the basest levels and propagate the most ridiculous of excuses to accomplish their self-centered political agendas. 

The State and Central Governments as always verbally "condemn" such acts of extreme ideologies but fail to put their words in action. While our judicial system continues to work at a snail's pace; arrests are made for formality and later bails are handed out, just as easily.

The fact of the matter is that this political "goondagardi" is very much a part of our everyday reality along with inefficiency of those responsible for securing law & order. Your security lies in your own hands because the government..er…gives a rat' arse about it.

Therefore keeping the above in mind, here's my plan of action :

Years ago, on my first day at junior college, my older brother gifted me a baseball bat. Not for the sport but for protection. I carried it in my car for almost two years. Did I ever use it? Well, let me just say it came handy in teaching some brothers a lesson in naari respect.

Today, since I am an active member of the "loose women" club, I bought myself a spanking red baseball bat. Along with six cans of Pepper Spray. At home I have urged my sister in law to enroll herself and my 4 year old niece for Karate lessons.

And I advise you to do the same. Set aside some money from your shopping budget, kitty party, weekend outing – instead invest it in a sturdy protection tool(s). You may think I am over reacting, and maybe I am. But don't they say, desperate times call for desperate measures?

* Important Announcement : Though I am not much of believer in ishq-mohabbat-pyaar, let alone the concept of Valentine's Day however this year I have decided to mend my cold ways. And to prove this, I am gifting not one but three Pink Chaddis to my dear Valentine, Sri Rama Sene president Pramod Muthalik.

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Like me, if you too find Muthalik to be a hottie then do join the Pink Chaddi Campaign. Believe me you lurveeing can't get better than this, this Valentines.

Saakshi O. Juneja is an active blogger, feminist and overboard dog lover. Currently working as a Business Development Manager for a sportswear manufacturing company in Mumbai, India. Did graduation in Marketing & Advertising from Sydney, Australia. As far as blogging is concerned...is a complete Blog-a-holic.
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#1
Suresh Ram
February 12, 2009
08:42 PM

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February 12, 2009
11:23 PM

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February 12, 2009
11:27 PM

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February 12, 2009
11:30 PM

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#5
Anon
February 13, 2009
12:43 AM

Looks like this pink chaddi thing is some sort of a business idea someone came up with or it could turn out to be one in the future. In fact, someone was telling me that used women's undies used to be sold on e-bay before e-bay found it to be a nuisance and stopped it.

Someone posted this on a pink chaddi related blog, and this is an indication that there could have been people out there who would have set up "collection points" for reasons other than sending chaddis to Mutalik as V Day gifts.

"girls!!!!!!!! why r u sending pink chaddis to muthalik...instead send dos to me.....i lyke dos wanna to wear dem n show dos to girls wearing dem.....n den masterbate within dos.....
so send dos to me.....my size is 95 cms.......
pl giv d link of the panties which u r goin to
also mention the brand of dos....n pink panties wid flower pattern r mostly preferred..."

#6
Sumanth
February 13, 2009
08:30 AM

"I bought myself a spanking red baseball bat. Along with six cans of Pepper Spray. At home I have urged my sister in law to enroll herself and my 4 year old niece for Karate lessons."

Perfect solution!!

It solves so many problems.

1) Men do not have to become unpaid bodyguards risking their lives for women.

2) Men do not have to be the first to be picked and last to be dropped in BPOs.

3) Men do not have to take responsibility for women or their dresses.

Women can provoke the male criminals wearing pink chaddi, and bash them up with baseball bats if they come closer.

4) It will create a gender equal society.

When I was a 10, I used to carry a belt in my pocket to swing it on any guy who tried to bully me.

Men take responsibility for their own safety.
So, criminals and even animals maintain a distance from men.

5) If 10 females go to pub with 10 baseball bats and booze, Sri Ram Sena will start respecting them.

6) Violence has to be countered with violence.

7) This will also reduce burden on judiciary and police.

8) Men and women, who face violence must hit back hard.

10) If a husband is hit by his mother-in-law, then he can also swing the baseball bat at her.

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This solves so many problems!!

Indian judicial system will take 350 years to clear all the pending cases.

So, baseball bats are the best solutions.


#7
Scott
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February 15, 2009
10:25 AM

Nice post. I love your personal notes on the pictures. I was worried reading the papers last week that no one was speaking up. Now, reading this & visiting the group on facebook - I see that I had nothing to worry about. India is in good hands when it comes to social movement!

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