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To Aliaa Elmahdy

November 22, 2011 by

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by Sonia Wahab I will not hide and I will not cover Let the world face my truth I am the life and I am the lover I am living and that’s the truth No god, no rules and no fear Fake is your world, Of honour, respect and dignity Let my body feel the […]

Let’s talk about it…

April 14, 2011 by

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by Samina Naseem Yesterday I read in the State News online here in East Lansing, Michigan that Michigan State University (MSU) is celebrating “Pride Week” to celebrate and appreciate the presence of diverse population at MSU. It is mainly about celebrating LBGTA (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender & ally) community and their contribution to the university […]

Submission and Obedience in the name of ‘sharm’ and ‘ghairat’

January 26, 2011 by

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Pakistani Media representation and Veena Malik (Part II) by Nadia Siddiqui When I wrote my previous article on Veena Malik, I never thought that the controversy would become such a serious national issue of honor and representation. It is really strange that under such critical circumstances of war against terrorism, we are confused to adopt […]

I am a woman and I enjoy being myself

December 28, 2010 by

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Pakistani Media representation of Veena Malik by Nadia Siddiqui Veena Malik is a popular name in our show biz world. Her recent success is a famous Indian reality show, Big Boss. Veena’s has quite explicitly discussed her love affair on the show and chose to be very western in her selection of dresses. As the […]

Is it That Easy? The Laws of Polygamy in Pakistan

November 7, 2010 by

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by Nadia Siddiqui A 24-year-old-man in Multan married two women in 24 hours. This incident happened in Multan and the media presented it as spicy news for the viewers. We are living in an age where reality shows provide us entertainment. There is no surprise why as an audience we were not enraged by this […]

Doctor rapes Christian student nurse, sexual assault and violence adds greatly to minorities vulnerability

July 17, 2010 by

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by Junaid Qaiser Source:  LUBP A third-year Christian nursing student in the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi  was found unconscious with a head injury near Doctors’ Backyard Mess after a Medico-Legal Officer (MLO), Dr Jabbar Memon allegedly raped her,  the media reported  on Wednesday. Dr Jabbar was also found  with a fractured femur (hip […]

‘Burka’ and Intellectual Terrorism

March 23, 2010 by

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By Awais Masood In an article published in the January 2009 edition of Newsline, prominent Pakistani academic, scientist and social activist Pervez Hoodbhoy outlined the root causes of religious extremism in Pakistan and while doing so pointed out towards deliberate attempts of imposing an Arab culture upon the pluralistic South Asian traditions upheld by the […]