The term ‘Slut Shaming’ is defined as “the act of criticising a woman for her real or presumed sexual activity, or for behaving in ways that someone thinks are associated with her real or presumed sexual activity.” Slut shaming has made a key presence in the both the virtual the world and in reality, […]Read more "Slut Shaming- A Patriarchal Concept?"
More and more people are becoming open to the idea paying for sex. The journal ‘Sexually Transmitted Infections’ found 1 in 10 British men say that have paid for sex. 3.6% of the 6,000 men surveyed admitted going to prostitutes in the past five years. There has been a strong stereotype of the type men […]Read more "Buying a drink or Paying for sex?"
It’s been two days since Paris was once again so brutally attacked and unfortunately once again innocent civilians suffered. At least 128 people were killed in one night after gunmen reported to be members of ISIS erupted into the Bataclan concert hall, people were also shot dead at restaurants and bars along site. Paris was […]Read more "And So It Begins."
We all have endured that annoying Aunty, cousin, friend, colleague that just is too damn sensitive about our “flaws” (which society has defined of course) what I mean here is, you’re having a conversation you’re pretty confident and feel ok about yourself. You even accept and kinda like that flaw that most people wouldn’t. For […]Read more "Unconventional Beauty: Own it!"
As promised it’s time to get down to nitty and gritty world of Pakistani beauty perceptions and its challenges. Let’s face it, we don’t all look like those poster girls they broadcast to us, most of us our averagely looking. However, thanks to Pakistani ridiculous beauty standards some of us don’t even pass the “average” […]Read more "Unconventional Beauty: Perspectives"
Listen: My father speaks Urdu, Language of dancing peacocks, Rosewater fountains- Even its curses are beautiful. He speaks Hindi, suave melodic, Earthy Panjabi, Salty rich as saag paneer, Costal Swahili laces with Arabic. He speaks Gujarati, Solid ancestral pride. Five languages, Five different worlds. Yet English Shrinks Him Down Before White men. -anonymous We feel […]Read more "Migrants."
The Charleston Shooting has been dominating social media and international news. No doubt the recent heart-breaking shooting has rightfully urged a powerful uproar. Dylann Roof responsible for murdering 9 Black African Americans in South Carolina church Wednesday night. ABC news interviewed a friend of the inhumane murderer. Tyler, Roof’s friend who knew him for 7 […]Read more "White Privileges: Charleston Shooting"
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Being a Pakistani Muslim feminist, I have no problems is discussing Muslim women and their sexuality, yet realistically speaking I am obstructed in doing so by standards and stereotypes that have set for “Muslim women.” My co-author for this series, the spirited British Pakistani Muslimah, Hajra Khan has covered…
Seems like things are about to get tougher for the ordinary working class folk in the UK, especially now the Conservatives have won the elections again. According to national statistics young people have the highest unemployment rate. “Young people in Britain have borne the brunt of the financial crisis, with a larger proportion of 16- to […]Read more "A Pakistani’s Misconception and Obsession."
Do Muslim women care about their sexuality? Do Muslim women care to maintain their physical appearances? Lastly, do Muslim women care to feel “sexy”? These are the questions many non-Muslims have been asking and enquiring about online. So I have decided to have a go in answering some based on my own experiences from the […]Read more "Muslim Women and Sexuality."