People Who Are Better Than You, Part XXII

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Irom Sharmila, a 40-year-old Indian woman who has been on a hunger strike for twelve years to protest a law giving the government broad counter-insurgency powers, is now being charged with attempted suicide. "I love life. I do not want to take my life, but I want justice and peace," she said in court over the weekend, a government-mandated feeding tube up her nose. Irom Sharmila is better than you.