Afiya S. Zia

Fake respectability

Fake respectability

Gender-based abuse has become a virtual form of violence. Published 06 Sep, 2020 07:13am
New landscapes

New landscapes

Simple outrage will echo aimlessly. Published 09 Aug, 2020 06:51am
Ending stigma

Ending stigma

‘Honour’ crimes are not crimes of passion. Published 04 Jun, 2020 06:59am
Political morality

Political morality

There are no structural changes — just deflection and pious talk. Published 09 Feb, 2020 06:57am
Violent capitals

Violent capitals

Vulnerable bodies serve as a battleground for men’s wars. Published 20 Dec, 2019 07:04am
Tribal intimacies

Tribal intimacies

The only hope is elected representatives. Published 23 Jun, 2019 07:12am
Limits of populism

Limits of populism

The trouble with populism is that it is intoxicating. Published 24 May, 2019 06:55am
Welfare not equality

Welfare not equality

Ehsas’s claim doesn’t square with the PTI’s performance. Published 11 Apr, 2019 06:37am
Silence and chatter

Silence and chatter

Social media is guided more by randomness than democratic norms. Published 28 Oct, 2018 07:07am
The rumour mill

The rumour mill

Rebutting the falsity of rumours is not easy. Published 10 Jun, 2018 07:15am
Eye of the tiger

Eye of the tiger

The majority of Pakistanis vote to survive. Published 06 Mar, 2018 03:18am
Liberal and female

Liberal and female

When it comes to gender, new tensions arise. Published 04 Jan, 2018 06:55am
Void of justice

Void of justice

Three years after APS, we have learned no lessons. Updated 14 Dec, 2017 09:16am
Limits of WOW

Limits of WOW

Can social justice and capital enterprise be hybridised? Published 06 Dec, 2017 07:12am
Can of worms

Can of worms

The stakes in harassment cases are high. Published 01 Nov, 2017 07:07am
Elite consensus

Elite consensus

Elitism has become a commodity in itself. Published 27 Aug, 2017 07:00am
The secular myth

The secular myth

Much confusion still surrounds this political philosophy. Updated 24 May, 2017 01:23pm
The cake can wait

The cake can wait

International Women’s Day needs revision and reframing. Published 08 Mar, 2017 01:10am