Kerala Wall

Only a lunatic can imagine that – building foundations amidst a psunami, with the sea biting her ankles. She looks for collaboration from submerged life beneath the surface.

The movement against women entering a revered temple is in full swing. Two women show the courage to break the law, and unrest grips the town. Yet, 3.5 million women stand shoulder-to-shoulder on national highways to form a human chain called the Kerala wall. Similar events are being held in different cities to show solidarity, in the battle against gender inequality.

Salute the spirit!

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15 thoughts on “Kerala Wall

    1. The cause may not appear worthwhile to all. I, for one, may not bother about being allowed entry into a temple. But it highlights how exclusion and inequality impact a mindset, and the solidarity that rebellion can spark is tremendous.

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      1. Not only that, it’s this idea that women are somehow unclear because of a natural part of life. If you read the Christian bible you find the same discrimination, a woman is unclean for a week after giving birth to a boy and she’s unclean for twice as long is she give birth to a boy. Our reproductive organs do not define us, they therefore should not limit us.

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