Pakistan

Empowered Am I Not?

I know so many girls in my country who want to wear jeans but are not allowed to do so because you see “decent girls need to dress a certain way”. Your jeans are too tight, your shirt is too short, lower your dupatta and cover your face, if someone touches you it’s probably because you dressed a certain way. If you ever get raped don’t you dare speak up and get justice, instead, hide it for it’s a shame that you have faced. Don’t wear too much makeup or you will look like an auntie. Too much base will scare others away. You need to do your makeup so that you look fair, for you see, how will you ever get a man with that tanned skin?

Empowered Am I Not?

Are Social Practices Catalyzing the Soaring Phenomenon of Gender Roles?

Gender roles expect girls to marry a man of their parents’ choice and if they don’t, they are labelled as characterless or disobedient. Boys are expected to follow the footsteps of their fathers. If a man has worked day and night to build his business, his son is bound to take over. His son cannot be an artist or a soldier, but a businessman just like his father. Boys are taught to be perfect, to earn a higher income, to feed a family, and protect his family.

Are Social Practices Catalyzing the Soaring Phenomenon of Gender Roles?

The World Is Suffering

So much is going on in this world that I feel so sad like when I see innocent people suffering due to terrorism, genocide, racism etc. This is the case where people who have done no wrong are suffering. The major question is why? And nobody is going to answer this why and this is the thing that I am afraid of.

The World Is Suffering

No Matter How Small, An Achievement Should Always Be Confident!

Everyone in this world is trying their best to contribute a teensy bit in this huge world with an ocean of knowledge. Some of us achieve the brownie points, while the others remain deprived until the right time. However, we all get paid for whatever contribution we make for the betterment of this world. Why are people trying to humiliate and belittle the efforts that others are making every day?

No Matter How Small, An Achievement Should Always Be Confident!

Being There For Me

I'll even tell them I agree with them because I no longer feel the need to defend myself in the face of people who aren't even willing to listen to what I have to say. If they can't trust me and accept me and acknowledge me for who and what I am and for what I give to them selflessly, I'm not going to force them to. I'll step away, back off, and they won't even realize I've done so.

Being There For Me

Womb Raiding: A Barbaric Crime Perpetrated By Women Against Women

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recorded 18 instances of fetal snatchings in the United States somewhere in the range of 1983 and 2015, which spoke to 6% of the recorded 302 instances of baby kidnapping. "Womb Raidings" and "Cesarean Kidnapping" are media terms for fetal kidnapping.

Womb Raiding: A Barbaric Crime Perpetrated By Women Against Women

Dawn of the Ugly Era of Comparisons

This world deserves so much better than what actually is happening right now. Our people need love, kindness, and a reminder that whoever they are, wherever they live, whatever they believe in, they should learn to own their identity, their body, their origin, and learn to love themselves. 

Dawn of the Ugly Era of Comparisons

Brown Culture Victim

Smoking is injurious to health”. Like everyone else, I believed it to be true but I often questioned myself that “why did they always show men smoking in the ad and not women?” Or “is smoking gender specific?”. I did not dare ask this question from my parents because some things do not have room for discussion in brown culture, especially coming from a girl.

Brown Culture Victim

Feminism - Cultures, Stories & Change

I deserve to get equal education rights as any boy, and I deserve to get equal wages as my male counterparts. It is about receiving equal status and social respect as any other fellow. Sadly, many women in different parts of the world aren’t getting those rights. Feminism isn’t about man-hating, and if you think “why do we need feminism?”, then look at our community where girls are sexually harassed, a three year old girl is getting raped, a wife is suffering acid attacks from her husband because he didn’t like her face.

Feminism - Cultures, Stories & Change

Divorce

I always see people passing judgment on the lady and holding her responsible for the broken marriage. I can't keep quiet because it literally breaks my heart why everyone thinks that it's only the girl who is at fault and is responsible for not managing the relationship well. And then they compare today's women to those who have been through hell, been exploited and finished in their abusive marriages…

Divorce

Abrupt

Because at the end of the day when a woman cries it is not because she is unable to undo the handcuffs. It’s only because she was brought up in a vicinity where each and every person, and tree, and shade, and pet, and book, and every breath she takes, gave their extra best to mould her up in someone who just doesn't know how to come off the cuffs of liability.

Abrupt