Aizzah conducts a workshop full of men (and three women) and catches herself stereotyping somebody (“Oh my God, this dude looks like the Taliban, what is he doing in my class on play-writing.”)

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Follow the digital voyage, daily with NYC based writer/actress Aizzah Fatima, as Blog presents her series of Video Logs of her tour to Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore.

Her tour encompasses performances with Pakistani artists as well as conducting workshops on writing and acting at National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA), Indus Valley Institute of Art and Architecture (IVS), School of Writing, and Arts Council of Pakistan among others.

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April 22, 2013 2:58 am
Men who stare at women are not limited to Pakistan, it prevails in all third world countries Europe and North America as well the intensity is probably a little less but it is there, the video shown here is showing men looking around but who they are ;looking around or staring is anybody`s guess .
April 22, 2013 3:22 am
Would our maulvis admonish men from staring at women? Of course not. Because obviously it is the woman's fault for enticing men to stare at her.
King Tut (@AmirTut)
April 22, 2013 11:43 pm
When I was in Pakistan, staring was common I visited a few places with my wife and staring was a problem, it was one of the reasons I was reluctant to spend quality time with my wife out and about in the cities. I think the problem is, that in any society where you have a strict policy of segregation of the sexes this will happen especially if you're using religion to justify it. Often we hear the response, well a woman should be wearing a hijab or a niqab to avoid this kind of thing, that is such a foolish response, the problem is the men and how they've been brought up. There are tribes in the Amazon which are matriarchal and males and females are mostly nude, its perfectly acceptable to them, and their society functions. We have this extremely unhealthy obsession in trying to control women using religion. The idea of the niqaab (face veil) isn't even Islamic its Persian the idea came from the royal persian society. Royal women on stature used to wear the face veil to imply a sense of stature, it had nothing to do with hiding the femininity or "auwrah" of women these are just man made concepts just as religion is a man made concept. I leave you with an apt quote: “No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you. We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.” - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
April 22, 2013 7:32 pm
I'm very surprised the staring is news to you. I've been stared down in the US by hispanics, I dont think that issue is specific to Pakistan. Perhaps you were dressed differently? Goodluck with trying to change that.
April 22, 2013 7:34 pm
I agree, you were totally judging
Shujaat Ali
April 22, 2013 1:01 am
So so on point!
April 22, 2013 2:20 pm
You have to understand - Only 30 % of the population is nominally educated. Majority is in such a cultural and moral abyss; you don't expect them to understand any norms. To them you are a novelty, it is like you are in a zoo.
April 21, 2013 11:10 pm
Men in pakistan - not all - are indeed creepy and perverts.
April 21, 2013 9:26 pm
whenever you start my saying "i dont want to judge" it means you are judging.
April 21, 2013 11:20 pm
I remember walking out of the Jinnah Terminal in Karachi a few years ago when I visited Pakistan from the US, and had a similar experience; people staring at me, and guess what, I am a guy, and I am Pakistani, not a gora.
April 22, 2013 11:28 am
I agree with everything you wrote.
April 22, 2013 8:18 am
this is what you take from Pakistan....Amazing!!
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