Selected excerpts from India- Wings of Fire
Vicious circle
Benevolent circle
India- Wings of Fire, page 21
My whole flight home my mind raced with questions. Was education the biggest determinant of a person’s ability to change the world, or did self-esteem have something to do with it?

Was it possible that our feelings about ourselves had even greater power over our lives?

Was the oppression of women another VICIOUS CIRCLE at play?

And, if so, was there any way the vicious circle could be reversed into a BENEVOLENT CIRCLE?

If women felt a like blank slate would that only make men respect them less?  

If women felt like a hardcore warrior would any man dare to step on them?

Was there any way that the culture of violence against women could become a culture of respect for women?