In India, religious tradition historically banned women of menstruating age from entering a Hindu temple. Last year, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that women were indeed allowed to enter the temple, but women who entered or attempted to enter faced violence at the hands of men who saw their entry as sacrilege. In response, women protested by lining up on India’s National Highway 66. How many women? Estimates determined 3.5–5 million women across 385 miles. THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE MILES!
So, how far is 385 miles actually?
From New York City to Montreal + 13 miles.
From San Francisco to Los Angeles + 2 miles
From Miami, Florida to the Georgia borderline + 2 miles
From Edinburgh, Scotland to Bath, England -1 mile
From Paris, France to Harlingen, Netherlands + 2 miles
And a walk around the island of Oahu… 3 times… and then 10 more miles…
How far is 385 miles? Really freaking far!
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