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Gender-rights activists remake Thai feminism

Fight for democracy must include equality and social justice, campaigners insist

Members of the Feminist's Liberation Front at the Oct. 9 mob pluey, or "naked mob," event in Bangkok. (Courtesy of the Feminist's Liberation Front)

BANGKOK -- Some wore Pussy Riot masks, mimicking the controversial Russian protest punk rock and performance art group with matching neon outfits. Others came in drag, riding motorcycles as they waved Pride and transgender flags. Others bared their breasts, with words scrawled in red ink across their chests: "We have only our bodies."

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