We have been called names since the time of the Prophet.
Knitting might be diminishing in popularity as most millennials choose fast fashion, but the craft has a rich history in Pakistan.
'If one of the most well-managed roads of the country is unsafe for women, how are other places safe? If their houses are unsafe, where do they go? If law enforcement are part of such crimes, who do they report to?'
In the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, our traditional ways of socializing, learning, working and accessing other essential services, have been disrupted. As a result, there has been an increased reliance on technology to perform many tasks without endangering lives. During the first month of the pandemic alone, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority revealed that internet usage had gone up by 15%.
The data reveals that 74% of the complaints received were from women, 19% from men and 5% by gender non-binary individuals. A majority of the cases that the Digital Rights Foundation’s cyber-harassment helpline received digitally during lock-down (months of April & May) pertained to blackmailing through non-consensual sharing of information, intimate images and videos.
'What needs to be considered for these women is a better world in a post–COVID-19. Women need to be able to speak freely, get legal and medical aid easily and without the fear of being bumped back into an unwanted abusive relationship.'
Then Miss Phudina Chatni (Miss Mint Sauce) steps up to the mic: “It’s been so lonely up my pussy. A spider climbed out the other day, crying out of all its 19 eyes, and asked me, ‘Why?'”
This and many other posters from the march did what has not been possible for the longest time, which was to get everyone to talk about feminism in Pakistan’s context. How do we perceive feminism? What are our issues and how will we be dealing with them?'
On average, W.S spends $200 on alcohol per month. In summers he prefers Murree beers, from the only legal local brewery, "which is as good as a Heineken." A 500ml beer can cost anything between $3 to $8 depending on the bootlegger, and a bottle of imported Heineken can cost up to $15.
“When they first moved to Pakistan, Areeba and her daughter entered the country on a visit visa. The application asked for Komal’s father and, without giving it much thought, Areeba wrote down a random name.”