The Aurat March is not a sanitised, polite, controlled version of a narrative of women’s rights. It is organic and therefore, it will always be messy and diverse.
Our existence and freedoms should not be dependent on whether the men in our lives, our society or our government ‘allow’ it.
The idea that men simply cannot be expected to control their baser impulses in the presence of women has been normalised.
Women's Day has been diluted to a point where it doesn't kickstart the change we want
Trump is an answer to many things, the worst possible answer but an answer nonetheless.
Pakistan needs to focus on a soft policy approach that counters its chest thumping about military might.
Arshad Khan’s story is one of reverse sexism, reverse objectification and reverse stereotyping.
We have a clearer impression of what our culture ‘isn’t’ rather than what it ‘is’.
Who has a bigger problem with women’s bodies these days? It’s a toss-up.
Edhi was a consummate rebel, who quietly defied every one of us.
Our cultural consciousness is still located along the bodies of our women — this is where we currently stand.
Women who I have witnessed hiding their histories of abuse suddenly told me they wanted to put it on record.
The incident brings us squarely back to the issue of the logic behind weaponising schools and arming educators.
I am at loss on where to start, when giving up on it all just seems simpler… safer.
Violence against women particularly somehow becomes ‘political’, the question is never about ‘who’ but rather ‘why’.
I no longer care what our politicians, government and army can do about terrorism.
What can we do?
The HEC memo is a ‘request’ that we stay where we always have stayed - with our lack of critical thinking.
Harassment is everywhere if one looks hard enough, so naturally, few ever do.
It really is about time we stopped disowning the few people who are determined to work for Pakistan.
Mathira and Deepika's cases are significant, not because they extend to everyone, but precisely because they don't.