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We the hypocrites……

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15.03.2019

According to the United Nations, the world has specifically been celebrating March 8, as International Women Day since 1975; however, in most parts of Pakistan, it’s not an old phenomena where most people have generated interest in this day after the emergence of social media and its widespread usage in our part of the world. According to the UN,”[Its] a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political”. Accordingly, across the country, Civil Society gatherings, walks, marches, seminars, corner meetings and women awareness campaigns are held supported by trends, celebration and praises for women and girls on social media. Thus, every year March 8 breaks with a positive recognition of women and their existence, and likewise, it ends with the messages of thanking women for their role in the life of men and society.

However, apart from these celebrations, this day also reveals the hypocritical face of our society and men around the country. There are various examples of men who indulged in physical and psychological abuse, molestation, and assaults on women on a daily basis, share pious messages on social media and write empathic status updates. Most of these men are in some way or other have deprived a woman of her basic rights ensured by a social contract, religion and even her birth as a human. Similarly, these self-proclaimed conscious beings have also killed, raped, and strangled women when she failed to protect his honour and prestige. Being the sole guardian of........

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