So I came across something recently.
And when I say that I exploded, believe me, I became a ball of rage! 🤬 But to be honest, we all know Pakistan is a very sucky place to be a woman. Just last year, I was violated of my privacy by a group of men. Since then, I always have the worst thoughts if a man walks too close to me. Just recently I had to go to the market to buy some groceries, and found myself tensing up every time a man came near me. You know, when your eyes dart left and right and your hands find themselves covering your behind.
So what does this tell us?
Gender Inequality IS NOT
- An Islamic Problem
- A Desi Problem
- An Asian Problem
- A Brown-People Problem
- A Backwards-Mentality Problem
It is a PAKISTANI problem. Own it.
I mean just imagine this, I’m teaching an 18 year old girl HOW TO WRITE HER OWN NAME! Her dad didn’t believe in educating her, so she’s been working since she was 16. Child labor and lack of education? Ding ding! Oh and the cherry on top, how could I forget, SHE’S MARRIED.
Does anyone care?? Yes?? I mean we all care until it inconveniences us. Once that happens, we enable the very system that puts these women in these positions.
Anyways, its 1 AM and I feel like I could go on for HOURS and HOURS about this. All I’m asking for you guys is to please use your privilege and platform to help others. If I had one dying wish, it’d be this. And I won’t stop until this world becomes a better place.
A parting quote for you all from Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
your fave (you just don’t know it yet),
and if nothing else, I hope this sparks discussion which can carry forward to help someone.