@Iwalkalone @piratesin @IshaKaushik @TriptoRoy @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir
Though with main discussions being online and in English, we are yet to find a solution to these two barriers. We have 8 members currently in that 1 Muslim and 1 OBC I know (I have not really looked deeply about others). No women yet.

@Iwalkalone @piratesin @IshaKaushik @TriptoRoy @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir
There is no limit to how many members we can have so people from any background can become members. We'd really like to see more Women, Dalits, Adivasis, LGBT, Muslims and other marginalized groups to get involved.

@Iwalkalone @piratesin @IshaKaushik @TriptoRoy @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir
What we noticed about other organizations is dissenters thrown out from the party and only yes men remains with the supreme leader. We value dissent strongly, so no one can be expelled once they become members. So the extra validation steps before membership.

@Iwalkalone @piratesin @IshaKaushik @TriptoRoy @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir
Associates can request membership after working with us for at least 6 months and at least 2 existing members can vouch for them. All members have equal rights. No secretary, president or high command.

@Iwalkalone @piratesin @IshaKaushik @TriptoRoy @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir
The main group is open to all, the idea is to give everyone a feel of how things work and participate. Then those who want to take the next step can become associates by publicly stating their agreement to our constitution.

@Iwalkalone @piratesin @IshaKaushik @TriptoRoy @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir
We use an online collaboration platform for all discussions and decisions. loomio.org/g/7qmru1SG/indian-p You can also join and get a feel of how it works and if you think its interesting you can also participate.

@Iwalkalone @piratesin @IshaKaushik @TriptoRoy @Poonamsharma @Samyukth @ashwin @Vishsai @musafir
This does require people to take responsibility, get involved in policy-making, get on the ground talking to people, and not just demand someone else fix things. Since that is not convenient we are still very small for many years.

Seven Reasons Why We Shouldn't Demand the Death Penalty for Rape

Feminist scholars and activists have been arguing for years that sentencing rapists to death is not the answer.

thewire.in/women/rape-death-pe

@goldenarcher
Abolition of death penalty is first item on manifesto of @piratesin

pirates.org.in/manifesto

We are a direct democratic political collective with transparent decision making. You are invited to join us. Also see pirates.org.in/constitution

@sanjayuvacha

@aworldinpages @piratesin

We firmly believe it is the responsibility of the entire society to ensure safety of all women."

Any suggestions on improving it?

You can reply here or directly comment on our discussion group at loomio.org/d/rR4eVn8z/constitu You can just create an account and reply. See https://piratesin/constitution for other principles we have already agreed to.

@aworldinpages

I have proposed the following as a basic principle of @piratesin

"Mainstream opinion on women's safety seems to put women solely responsible for their safety and always tend to blame the victim when any violence on women is reported. When society accepts it's easy to blame and treat women (the way people do) and get away with anything, that contributes to the violence women have to endure... 1/2

We had a short protest against the Transgender (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 at Townhall, Bangalore today evening in light of its passage by the Rajya Sabha. Post the protest, a meeting to discuss the way forward was held. Certain key takeaways from the protest and the meeting, in summary: (1/n)

Hey @praveen that's exactly why we need to collaborate and work together. Different people doing different things. I would love to connect and talk about this further. Where are you based out of?

@musafir
We have been trying to get people together at @piratesin but it is very difficult. We were focusing on working together as peers model instead of leaders and followers, as I noticed many well intentioned groups got diluted by its leaders. But finding solutions and framing policies together is a hard task.

@saketgokhale @Vakeel_Sb @ICLU @jhatkaadotorg @naukarshah @sanjayuvacha @AdvManoj @jamewils @digitaldutta

@praveen I feel the same but we need more people joining in. And Mastodon as a network works better for collaboration than Twitter. We just need to take the next step soon. I am really open for collaboration of any kind. The kind of work @saketgokhale @Vakeel_Sb @ICLU @jhatkaadotorg @naukarshah @sanjayuvacha @AdvManoj @jamewils @digitaldutta are doing is what needs to be made into one whole effort and work together with all who are willing to join. This needs to be a movement.

@musafir
I'm afraid screaming is going to be insufficient. We should organize ourselves, collaborate wirh people who are outraged like us and get involved in politics. If we are all just screaming, we will be just ignored. I don't see a short cut or short term solution. If we start today at least, we have a chance to reverse things later.

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