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Men stand up for women’s rights

Men stand up for women’s rights

  Violence against women is a global phenomenon that affects a large portion of the population right across from the first world countries to the third world. Women are subjected to different...
I stopped my wife from working, but…

I stopped my wife from working, but…

I got married to my colleague in 2007, yes I married a working woman (no millions in guessing I am walking on murky waters).   The two leading newspapers of our time have been running endless...
Don’t Blame Mothers for Not Giving Sons

Don’t Blame Mothers for Not Giving Sons

Sadly, the birth of a girl is unwelcomed and far from being celebrated in our country. Ironic as it might seem to anyone with basic sensibilities, it’s only the same gender through which life holds...
7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time

7 Reasons for Pakistani Women to Vote This Time

Elections in Pakistan are due by next month. Although casting of vote is every citizen’s responsibility and there should be no gender discrimination whatsoever in this regard. However following are...
She had a Pretty Face

She had a Pretty Face

Desires of gender harassment never derail a man of becoming a monster. It is actually one of the saddest sides of our society where man proudly calls themselves as hunters and tries to prey...
Khan’s Loyal Women Power

Khan’s Loyal Women Power

Tehrik-i-Insaaf has galvanized educated young adults in urban areas in the elections of 2013 like PPP had galvanized young men in the 1988 elections. Hope, change, out with the corrupt. The frenzied...
Do Women Deserve Less Money than Men?

Do Women Deserve Less Money than Men?

I never knew that organizations devise their pay scales according to need based formula. While working in one of the prestigious academic sectors of Pakistan in Islamabad, I came across an argument...
The Politics of Health in Pakistan

The Politics of Health in Pakistan

The health of a nation can be measured by its health care system while the health care system hinges on the country’s national health policy and strategy. The country’s political leadership is...
The Dilemma of being a Woman

The Dilemma of being a Woman

You have been running around working non-stop for months. Buying groceries off the counter at the local super savings store, avoiding as much as a square meal at your favorite restaurant? And now...
Who Should We Blame?

Who Should We Blame?

While in the wake of the controversial US video clandestinely uploaded, numerous protests and a backwash of anti-Youtube and US rhetoric can be well witnessed around us; there might surely be facts...
Why Wouldn’t I get Married?

Why Wouldn’t I get Married?

This article is partly, in response to the flurry of women rights and women freedom articles adorning today’s blogs, magazines and papers and partly as a bid to break the silence on gender biased...
Spa Craze

Spa Craze

It seems womankind has been struck with the  current spa craze. So many spa centers on the Karachi snob list with their flag-high rates make me only wonder if we have become too self-indulgent or...
Why is My Hijab, Your Problem?

Why is My Hijab, Your Problem?

I am a woman, not a sexualized commodity; I am a human being just like you are.   I am a Hijabi and Hijab is my identity and my ideology.   I wasn’t a Hijabi by birth, nor did it come...
An Eid Without my Daughter

An Eid Without my Daughter

Mine is a story of many other women, who alone struggle to keep their marriages from falling apart for less sentimental reasons than a secure social life and a fear of losing kids to the father....
Don’t Walk without Veil

Don’t Walk without Veil

Today one ran across a gentleman on the street who called out to a young girl on the street. He said “…. what’s your name…? ” She walked away and he called out after...
Harass- is One Word!

Harass- is One Word!

Going to work at I.I Chundrigar Road is no picnic! As soon as I am out of the comfort zone of my car, I have to face the predating stares of the men as I walk into the alley of my work place. My...
Dowry is Not a Curse

Dowry is Not a Curse

According to Islamic scholars, the practice of dowry is not endorsed by Islam and gifts to the bride are only to be given voluntarily.
Women are Our Superheroes!

Women are Our Superheroes!

Most unsurprising has been the apparent revival of drama on television desperately trying to make up for the missing (in every sense of the word) genres of film, theatre and multiple restrictions on...
Behind Every Successful Women Is…

Behind Every Successful Women Is…

They say, “Behind every successful man there’s a woman”. It may be very true indeed, but what about successful women? Trust me, there can surely be men behind them too! This might appear to...
Pakistani Men and their Stare

Pakistani Men and their Stare

“The way men in Pakistan look at women is just revolting- it’s as if they are salivating. They just can’t wait to get their hands on them,” said a male friend on a recent trip...
My Veil is Not Your Business

My Veil is Not Your Business

Ever came across debates on why or why not to wear jeans, socks or may be shoes? The question might appear to hit the highest point of hilarity, but seriously, the discussion ad nauseam on ‘To wear...
Can Films Help Stop Violence Against Women?

Can Films Help Stop Violence Against Women?

I hope the Prime Minister while conferring award on Sharmeen, announces effective administrative measures to provide some relief and redress to the victims ..