COMMENT:

Recently the Herald broke the story about a plan to create a women's chapter of the Mongrel Mob. For an organisation that was defined for decades by its ill treatment of women, it is a hell of a development. Feminism, it seems, has got a hook in the gangs.

But as is the case with any significant change to the existing order, there was a backlash. Many members – and some gang women – railed against the move with spitting anger. Much of this focused on the idea that women shouldn't wear the patch. The gang has since come

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