My heart begins to pound slightly as I open up the majestic WordPress app, my stomach filled with butterflies and dozens of thoughts rush through my mind like a bee stampede. Every new idea that rushes through the corners of my mind gives of a buzzing sound which makes me feel exhilarated. It’s been FIVE […]Read more "The Return of the Seeker"
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?"
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."
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."
Recently after much anticipation I published a post on Muslim women and sexuality in aim to answer a few questions regarding Muslim women and their physical appearances proposed by Western secularists. However, the issue itself is highly controversial and profound therefore I decided to team up with the wonderful writer Saadia Haq from The Human […]Read more "Obliterating The Taboo-Muslim Women & Sexuality Part 1"
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."
The Southern Asian woman has to carry many qualities to be liked by her elders. Almost every outcome that happens is reflected upon her, even the ones she has no control over. This became evident to me when a young woman I know of had been diagnosed with depression after she tried to take her […]Read more "Housewife’s expectations."
One thing I’m never short of in my sorry life is White British women complimenting my skin colour and moaning how pale theirs is. Now the passive me would just take this as a compliment and then brag to friends and family that I have been accepted by a White person because clearly in my […]Read more "Brown Fetish. (short post)"
Whilst I was studying sociology, I recall an interesting study I came across. Stuart Hall, Policing the Crisis. Hall noted in his research findings that many crimes such a “mugging” and knife crime was specifically being linked to ethnic minorities, particularly young African and Afro-Caribbean males. Hall, also understood that there was a huge moral panic […]Read more "Ethnic Minorities and Crime"