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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. HeadSandn!&@aInCharge
    HeadSandn!&@aInCharge February 11, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    Pink Chaddi! HAH! Loves it… for some bizarre reason I keep saying that to myself in an Amitabh accent and laughing uncontrollably. Are there any other brownz who also laughed hysterically at the name (tell me im not crazy)?

    I wonder if they’ll take white chaddis that have been bled pink in the washer…

  2. AshKW
    AshKW February 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    I might have to go out and buy a pair of pink ones, since I don’t wear pink.;)

  3. Llelwyn
    Llelwyn February 11, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    “…going out to a pub and raising a glass to the Sri Ram Sena.”

    Checking through on the link, it says to raise a glass to Indian women, not the extremist group. While I don’t think I have time to send a pair of pink chaddis to India by Vday, I will certainly drink to the women there.

    Also, “chaddis” is a great word for underwear, and I’m certain that it should be incorporated into the name of a rock band, if it is not already.

  4. Llelwyn
    Llelwyn February 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm |

    Well then! No reason I can’t toat them both. =D

  5. Feminist Review
    Feminist Review February 11, 2009 at 10:40 pm |

    Thanks for posting this Jill! Can you include some of the links I sent you to the media coverage that this has generated? Or shall I link them here? I think it’s really important to point out that this is a part of an ongoing conversation about (framed in conservative terms) traditionalism vs. colonialism in India. Framed in progressive terms, women and men are struggling to redefine their own culture, and it is causing quite a stir.

  6. Feminist Review
    Feminist Review February 15, 2009 at 4:38 am |

    Here is the most recent news, from Nisha Susan herself, at the Guardian.

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  8. nemogbr
    nemogbr May 20, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women’s Support group

    The main group was cracked and the Facebook Admin Team deleted the group along with 58,000 members. It seems they preferred the easiest solution?

    Our founder, Nisha Susan, MSN-India’s International Women’s Day Idol, had her account suspended.

    Our boards, links, and wall were removed, our admin system was replaced with random people, and our news section and name repeatedly defaced and vandalised.

    If a Human Rights group with over 58,000 members cannot get any clear or decisive action from the Facebook team, who can?

    Our requests to the Facebook Admin team about this matter received no more attention than a form letter telling us to read the help files.

    If it was Hilary Clinton’s Facebook Group, something may have been done.

    We attempted to get it back, but since this is a Women’s Rights group in India, no one took notice. This is a travesty and we will carry on.

    Peace to you all.

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