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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Using Facebook and knickers to combat extremists

This has nothing – absolutely nothing – to do with the 50-plus. I read about this use of Facebook and thought YES what a marvellous thing.

The Facebook group was founded in protest after the Sri Ram Sena attacked several women in a pub in Mangalore last month. Apparently this group object to young ladies drinking and I am sure a pile of other things as well.

The gentleman of Mangalore hadn’t reckoned on the reaction of the journalist Nisha Susan who said: "Most of us are just regular people. We decided to give the Sri Ram Sena attention, but not the kind they want."

Rather than a petition or some other useless venture, Nisha asked her supporters to send in pink knickers, which it will post to the Sri Ram Sena on Friday. The group is up to 20,000 the last time I looked so it could result in a large bag of knickers.

I am sure it will not make a jot of difference to the religious bigots but it is one hell of a good idea. Go and have a look at the The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women. Dick Stroud

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