More On Cell Phones vs. Toilets

India has 919 million [pdf] mobile phone users as of March 2012. That’s out of a 1.2 billion (per Wikipedia) population. That’s about 75% of the population. Less than 50% of homes have toilets in India. It’s even worse for women in India to the point of a Right to Pee campaign.

I’ve touched on this now multiple times. Humanity has put mobile phones as a higher priority than hygiene, sanitation, safety and human dignity.

It’s a depressing statistic.

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