slut walk is BLIND copying western trends

It was considered a taboo and impropriety to cover the breasts in 18th and 19th century kerala.south india 'upto 1960 in malabar areas

The nair women and high caste women covered their breasts with a white mundu tied above the breast level 'covering down upto the ankle.





The dalit(called low caste and out caste) where not allowed to cover their breasts,and forbidden by force to uncover, if they covered.unfortunately the royal family of kerala didnot support lower caste(dalit) woman covering their breasts



       IN MALABAR:-
Shaikh Zainuddin gives interesting details of this mode of dress; only a single loin cloth is girdled round the waist leaving the upper part exposed. In this respect males and females, rajas and nobles, rich and poor are equal.” 


16OO PAINTING OF A MAN AND WOMAN OF KERALA



None of the Hindu ladies except Brahmins thought that the breast was to cover;

 and to them to cover the breast was an act of immodesty.

 “The caste law prohibits a Nair lady to cover her breast. There are instances of cruelties inflicted upon the ladies for violating these laws.


 An Ezhava lady who happened to travel abroad and returned well dressed was summoned by the Queen of Attingal and her breast was cut off for covering them

. In Travancore a riot occurred when a group of upper caste men assaulted a lady of Ezhava caste for wearing cloth below her knees.

 In 1859 another riot took place in Travancore and continued for several days, when the ladies of Channar caste started to cover the breast. The revolt was called chela kalapam (cloth revolt). It became very important that later scholars regarded it as a part of the struggle for independence.

Unlike his co-religionists in Malabar, Tipu
 never respected Hindu customs and traditions which Hindus considered as divine and virtuous while to the sultan they were inhumane and obnoxious. His decrees against polyandry and nudity of women really infuriated Hindus who thought that Sultan was planning to convert them to Islam. The attitude showed by Hindus when Tipu asked the women of Nair families “to adopt Muhammadan custom of covering their bosom” clearly proves their intention towards reforms.

 The christian missionaries supported by the British resident were helping the lowcaste woman converted to christianity to cover their breasts
 in 1859 a royal promulgation was passed that, all low caste women should remain naked above waist ;except those converted to christianity
 finally in 1865 British governor of madras(now called chennai) who had power over kerala (Travncore) king ;passed a legislation ;to cover breasts of all women irrespective of caste or religion.this ruling had to be followed by the king of travancore also
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AMERICAN WOMEN PROTESTING FOR RIGHT TO VOTE -1918

























Convicts, Lunatics and Women! Have No Vote for Parliament!-1900's




KERALA WOMEN HAD TO SUFFER A LOT



 TO GET FREEDOM TO COVER THEIR 


BREASTS 


SLUT WALK 2011 AND BRA BURNINGS OF 1990 ARE


  REDUCING ALL THAT GAIN; TO NOTHING 

"Women’s Liberation"1968--1990 OF USA 






'Bra-burning'[Is Bra-Burning a Myth?]:-
Members of New York Radical Women, upset by the Miss America Pageant's focus on women's physique and seeing an opportunity to publicize their cause, traveled to Atlantic City by bus.The feminists dumped items like high-heeled shoes, bras, false eyelashes and issues of Ladies' Home Journal into a "Freedom Trash Can."Newspapers helped fuel the fire;In the Sept. 8 issue of the New York Times, protest organizer and former child actor Robin Morgan is quoted as saying the women would hold a "symbolic bra-burning." so the bra-burning myth was born;protesters must have burned their bras at some later point in time.

"Bra-burning" also became associated with the movement.The feminist movement affected change in Western society.

SO THE QUESTION:-WHAT IS REAL WOMENS LIBERATION?

COVERING BREAST ?( AS IN KERALA)
OR
 TOPLESS WESTERN 1990?SLUT WALKING OF 2011?



SLUT WALK  IS SLAVISH COPYING OF 


WESTERN  


TRENDS














WILL IT LIBERATE INDIAN WOMEN?WILL IT REDUCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN?





WILL IT REDUCE  SELECTIVE FEMALE FETUS KILLING?





WILL IT REDUCE DOWRY VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN?





WILL IT STOP 'KHAP' VIOLENCE[HONOR KILLINGS] AND KILLING OF WOMEN IN NORTH INDIA?





WILL IT REDUCE CHILD MARRIAGE OF WOMEN /GIRLS IN RAJASTAN?





WILL IT REDUCE FEMALE CHILD NEGLIGENCE/KILLING?



WILL IT GIVE A HIGHER STATUS TO WOMEN IN INDIA?









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PHOTO was taken in 1906, and shows people on the shore at Palm Beach, Florida. [in 1906 sunbathing and swimming were not yet in fashion]those days there was no chance for sluts to strut[ sluts ?=exhibitionist/show off  women]


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photo of 1906---a group of swimmers at Atlantic City-- getting ready at the beach for a s**t walk?



Wave-writer: Crime novelist Agatha Christie was one of the first Brits to surf standing up


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 photo was taken in 1922. It shows a man measuring a Girl's leg to make sure the suit meets modesty requirements of the beach. The picture was taken in Washington DC,
sluts not allowed on american beach-1922?!















white rulers told us to cover the breast  last century ,same people now burning bra and slut walking  ?!!!

that is known as ; inconsistent in their values,irrelevant in life 


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Delhi's first SlutWalk Monday , August 01, 2011


LOOKS LIKE MORE MEN THAN WOMEN?MORE GAPING MEN  TO SEE THOSE  FEW APING THE UNDRESSED  WEST-
SEE THE READY MADE T SHIRT WITH LOGO .SHOWS THERE WAS MONEY SUPPORT ALSO FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES
"As is always blamed, the Walk seemed to be more a media hype than substance. Just that this time media and almost 60 per cent of the crowd was byte-hungry. The participants didn't lack any enthusiasm though Delhi definitely lost in numbers."
ACCORDING TO IBN 60% WERE BYTE HUNGRY means publicity hungry (or ) SHOW OFFS


REMAINING 40%  MEN STANDING ON STREET WALK GAPING AND WAITING  FOR A CHEAP THRILL?WHAT ARE THEY CALLED?
CAN  BE CALLED SIGHT HUNGRY?

MAJORITY INDIAN WOMEN - 70 TO 80%- LIVE IN THE VILLAGES 
THEY DONT KNOW WHAT IS SLUT WALK AND BRA BURNING


 THE TRUTH  IS SLUT WALKING IS AN  URBAN PHENOMENA AFFECTING  A VERY FEW
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Woman aims to make longest bra chain

Published: July 29, 2011 at 1:35 PM
WYANDRA, Australia, July 29 (UPI) -- An Australia woman said she wants to create the world's longest chain of bras to raise awareness of breast cancer
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ANY COPY CATS IN INDIA?MAY GET A FEW FROM BIG CITIES  NOT FROM  ANY  THE VILLAGES SURE
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If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race ... you're a male chauvinist.

If you stay home and do the housework ... you're a pansy.

If you work too hard ... there's never any time for her.

If you don't work enough ..... you're a good-for-nothing bum.

If she has a boring repetitive job with low pay ... this is exploitation. 

If you have a boring repetitive job with low pay ..... you should get off your lazy behind and find something better. 

If you get a promotion ahead of her ... that is favouritism.

If she gets a job ahead of you .... its equal opportunity.

If you mention how nice she looks ... its sexual harassment.

If you keep quiet .... its male indifference.

If you cry ... you're a wimp.

If you don't ... you're an insensitive bastard. 

If you make a decision without consulting her .... you're a chauvinist.

If she makes a decision without consulting you, she's a liberated woman.  

If you ask her to do something she doesn't enjoy ... that's domination.  

If SHE asks you ... it's a favour. 

If you appreciate the female form and frilly underwear ... you're a pervert. 

If you don't ... you're gay.

If you like a woman to shave her legs and keep in shape ... you're sexist.

If you don't ... you're unromantic.

If you try to keep yourself in shape ... you're vain.

If you don't ... you're a slob. If you buy her flowers ... you're after something.

If you don't ... you're not thoughtful.

If you're proud of your achievements ... you're full of yourself.

If you don't ... you're not ambitious.

If she has a headache ... she's tired.

If you have a headache ... you don't love her anymore.

If you want it too often ... you're oversexed.  

If you don't ... there must be someone else.
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'slut' walk ?why not men have a 'pimp' walk?--- full monty  if allowed



Feminism has been made fun of for 40 

years, give it another 60: Gloria Steinem



She is the woman who famously said, A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle'. At 80, feminist Gloria Steinem has lost none of the spirit, sparkle or humour that marked her radical writings. In Delhi to launch her latest collection of landmark essays, As if Women Really Matter, she tells Malini Nair that she is awed by the on-the-street radicalism of young Indian women

Post the December 16 gang rape in Delhi last year, it is as though there is a sudden and dramatic realization in Indian women of their self-worth. How do you see this?

It was like lighting a match to dry tinder. If this had happened 20 years ago the energy would have been suppressed. Women are no longer saying 'give us protection' because protection is more imprisoning. They are saying: give us justice. It will take a long time for the rest of the society to get used to it and accept it. But I believe that men are also beginning to tire of forever playing masculine roles of being aggressors and protectors. They realize that gender stereotypes are bad for them too.

Feminism in India is now facing generational differences. The older feminists who fought core issues seem not quite comfortable dealing with ideas like the slut walk.

Movements often pick up 'bad' words and turn them into 'good' words to assert their power. I was once called 'the slut from East Toledo' on a TV show in Ohio where I was born. When I was a teenager I would have cringed at the insult because East Toledo was this really run down place. But we had just finished protesting at the Wall Street, and share prices were tumbling and I was thrilled to hear the insult. I said great, put that on my tombstone: 'here lies the slut from East Toledo'.

But the fact is that a lot of young women disown the label 'feminism'.

Well, what do you expect? The word has been made fun of for 40 years. And I say if they are doing what they are doing without wanting a name on it, fine. Maybe they tell themselves that if they fight but don't give themselves a label no one will notice (laughs). I was called feminazi every week by the conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh. I say use whatever name you want — womanist works, why even gurrrl power works. But the fact is that young women today are better bullshit detectors. I am often asked by young feminists why do you smile so much? And I say I was brought up in the '50 when women were told to smile all the time!

What is your verdict on the unending debate — can women have it all?

That is utter bullshit. I don't want it all and no one can have it all. No one asks men that question. In this age we all need to have jobs and we need to redefine traditional roles in a family. We need the workplace to realize that we (both men and women) have a life and need time for the family. This having it all line is a great con job men have pulled on women so they do it all (laughs).

You are a part of anti-trafficking efforts of the Ruchira Gupta-led NGO Apne Aap. How should a country tackle prostitution?

I turned against the legalizing of prostitution when I saw that in Las Vegas they were forcing women off welfare and into prostitution. People are beginning to realize — like Netherlands did — that legalizing prostitution can have horrific consequences because it breeds crime, thrives on the use of force and degrades women. The Nordic model works the best — arrest the pimp, the supplier, the agent, the transporter, not the woman.

Beyonce just declared that gender equality is a myth because men still earn far more than women for the same job.

If the US ensures that women are paid as much as men, there would be $200 billion dollars more in the economy and that money will not be gambled or drunk away. They should give us equal pay for the good of the national economy!

Looking back, how do you see the journey of feminism?

There are two myths in circulation now about feminism — that it is over and that it has failed. The message is and has always been — 'Stop now!' I was naive when I started out and I thought if we can explain these terrible inequalities then it will all change. But it took me a while to realize that gender was about controlling profits, controlling production and above all controlling reproduction. The failure was of my imagination, not the movement. It has only been 40 years. Give the movement another 60.





comment:= succh uncommon sights provoke uneducaated villagers to violence and more 
do not blindly copy what americans do now 
Indian common man is still in 1900's in his/her attitudes  ,when   American ladies wore ankle length skirts for beaches ,not swim wear as in 1930's or slut walk as it is now