Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Pink Ladies

I make it a point to read the news online everyday, even though it's almost always depressing. The endless war, the credit crisis, the way our leaders insist on kissing the asses of the misogynistic freaks in Sauda Arabia, all of it makes me sad and angry. But every once in a great while I come across some articles that lift my spirits and give me just a little hope that everything will turn out fine.

This story made me smile. Click here to read about India's pink clad vigilante women.

You've got to love an article that starts out They wear pink saris and go after corrupt officials and boorish men with sticks and axes.

Basically these chicks, known as the "gulabi gang" (pink gang) are taking back the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, brandishing sticks and axes and going after, among others "men who have abandoned or beaten their wives."

And in Bombay, women have started driving pink cabs, solely for the use of other women who don't want to ride in a car with a strange man. The cab company is even training the new drivers in karate to make them feel safer. Read about it here.

I don't know about you, but the thought of pink clad, karate-chopping, ninja chicks standing up for themselves in India (not such a great place to be a woman) really fills me with glee. You go, girls!



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The Pink Ladies are the hippest clique of chicks at Rydell High.

16 comments:

Moi said...

Go Pink Ladies!

Moi said...

Now I have every song from the Grease movies in my head. Thanks a brick for that one, Pru.

Memphis Steve said...

India is not such a great place to be for anyone, really.

You have been tagged. I don't know if you accept meme tags, but if you do, I have tagged you. It's like peeing on you, only much drier. and without the odor.

Diane said...

Right on, Sisters!

Mister Underhill said...

The Red Hat Ladies have a militant arm? Cool.

D.O.M. Dan said...

Prunella,

I wanted to stop by and say Goodbye:)

MsPuddin said...

I'm tired of seeing Britney's vagina,personally. But something positive for women in India makes me appreciate that the least of our problems are being flashed by Brits vajayjay...

Prunella Jones said...

Moi- go, go, go like greased lightening!

You're welcome.

Memphis Steve- yeah, India isn't such a great place for anyone besides cows.

Thanks for the tag.

Diane- now if only Saudi Arbia could get something like this going on. 200 lashes for being raped? Fuck you, shitheads! Feel the wrath of this pitchfork I've hidden under my burqa.

Mister U- don't screw with the grandmas. For they shall wear purple and learn to spit, or however that poem goes.

Dan- take it easy, Dan.

Ms.puddin- at this point I think I've seen Britney's vagina more times than her gyno ever has. Whatevs. It's sort of like the tree in my front yard. I know it's there, but I don't really notice it anymore.

GetFlix said...

Now that's hot!!~

M-M-M-Mishy said...

Very cool!

BottleBlonde said...

Is that Mother Teresa in the third row?! I thought that chick was dead.

*so burning in hell for that one*

Prunella Jones said...

GF- hawt pink.

Mish- cooler than an ice rink.

BB- it's true you will burn in hell for that. Thank goodness, I'll have someone to talk to! While we are pushing the big rock up the endless hill for eternity, we can at least make fun of all the other sinners and talk trash about Satan together.

BUMBLE!!! said...

They should go kick ass for that British woman being sentenced and threatened in the Sudan.

A rescue mission by them would definitely be better than 1 by Wonder Woman, Supergirl, or even ElectraWoman + Dyna Girl!!

Memphis Steve said...

Bottle Blonde said Mother Theresa is burning in hell?

morbid misanthrope said...

I'm a member of a similar group. This "group," however, really just consists of me running around in a bath-towel cape, smacking ruffians and drug dealers with oven mitts full of screws and bolts left over from IKEA furniture. It's kind of like that movie Blankman, except I'm not accomplishing much, I'm not a black guy, and there's no sidekick or love interest. If they interview me for the local news, I'm going to try to sneak in the word pudenda. It'll be sweet.

Prunella Jones said...

Bumble- I always liked Batgirl best.

Memphis Steve- it wouldn't suprise me, that little slut!

Morbid- can I be your sidekick? I look good in tights and I can make "pow pow pow" noises with my mouth that sound eerily simular to real thing. Of course I'm not as talented at it as that guy from those Police Academy movies, but then, who is?