Education posted on 12/30/2019 12:15:17 AM by Abrahim , Likes: , Comments: 0, Views: 602
On March 8, International Women’s Day, thousands of women in Pakistan came out and marched to show solidarity with their fellow women to push for accountability and restorative justice against violence, harassment, and injustice. The rally was called Aurat (Women) March. it was open to all and no organization or society tried to own it. The women gathered for the march under the banner of “hum Auratain” (we women), which is not an organization or group but a label which they have given to all women of Pakistan. It has emerged as a new wave of feminism in Pakistan — and with that, the march organizers have been receiving rape and death threats online.One of the participant declared that Every wise crack, every sassy one-liner, every catchy slogan masked years and years of invisible pain that women have suffered.
A number of established politicians, religious scholars, and actors also attacked the Aurat March, calling it against Pakistani cultural values.
the feminism of purpose (health, education, marital rights) is ‘good’ feminism, and the feminism of pleasure (sexual politics, bodily autonomy, agency over time and leisure) is ‘bad’ feminism, ‘immoral’ and ‘frivolous’
Pakistan being conservative society activists sporting simple posters like "You can’t say you are happily divorced' also received messages filled with sexual innuendo and threats of sexual violence. Women participating in Aurat March had received threats of physical and sexual violence from social media users after posting photographs of the posters. In Pakistan, the threats of violence are not hollow. Roughly 500 women are annihilated each year by family members who believe their honour has been damaged, according to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.
On March 20, 2019, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly held a protest in the reaction of the Aurat March. Rehana Ismail of the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA), presented the resolution, saying that women participating in the march were holding "obscene" placards and raising slogans. The resolution said that the demands made at the march about women empowerment were “un-Islamic and shameful”.[28
Actually not only women in Pakistan but the whole nation needs to be emancipated and given the basic rights of citizenship.One has to find out the root cause of patriarchy.Like many other people I m also of the view that there should nt have been those obscene or bold placards n emphasis should hv been given to women rights in Islam.