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Here’s All That I Had To Hear And Go Through After I Cut My Hair Short

Being a woman with short hair in Pakistan is not an easy task. I remember the first time I decided to chop my mid-back length hair, I was terrified. While an average person would think that getting a hair cut should not be that big of a deal, but not …

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Pakistanis Who’re Over 30 And Unmarried Told Us All The Terrible Things They Hear Everyday

Becharay 30 and unmarried folks   We Pakistanis are obsessed with marriage. There is no denying that at all. I was talking to my co-workers the other day and we were discussing how whether or not there is a particular shaadi season in Pakistan. Surprisingly, or not so much, we reached …

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This Morning Show Used Fair Models To Showcase Dusky Makeup Looks And People Are Enraged

Our fascination with white skin in general is no secret. From fairness products to shaming people with slightly dark skin is something that we have internalized.   It isn’t difficult to discern that this behavior stems from the fact that we were once colonized by the white-skinned Englishmen. And their …

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This All-Girls Team Is Representing Pakistan At An International Racing Event & It Couldn’t Get More Badass

You all probably know about team Auj by now, they’ve made waves due to the unique nature of their team and the amazing events that they will be representing Pakistan in.   What is Auj? The first question that must pop into your head is what does Auj really mean? …

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This Woman Has A Savage AF Response To What It Means To Be An “Achi Larki” In Pakistan

We have all heard the phrase “achi larki” at some point in our life.   Achi larki ghar se nahi nikalti, achi larki zyada baat nahi karti, achi larki sab ki baat maanti hai… And the list just goes on Source: Hum Network Limited The phrase represents how caged women in …

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This Army Public School Tried Encouraging Parents To Not Pressurize Their Kids But People Aren’t Happy

School can get a bit overwhelming, we all know that. There’s arguments with friends, pressure of work, challenges of growing up and the expectation to manage all of it without seeking any help.   Army Public School in Malir Karachi decided to remind parents one of the most crucial aspects …

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This Pakistani Bride Didn’t Cover Her Head For Her Marriage And Her Powerful Statement Has Left People Divided

Marriage is one of the most important events in an individual’s life. So it is equally important to do what one is extremely comfortable with. Makeup artist, Hermaine Khan, recently got married and challenged one norm that people don’t generally talk about. In her Instagram story, she asks women whether …

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I Asked What Pakistanis Think About Reversing The Role Of Husbands And Wives And Here’s What They Said

Husbands and wives in Pakistan have been mostly playing traditional roles in a marriage. The wives stay at home and look after the house and the kinds. Husbands, on the other hand, are the breadwinners of the family.   We took to Snapchat to ask Pakistanis whether or not they …

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This Incredible Instagram Account Tackles Awkward Questions Hijabis Get Asked ALL The Time

Often, people create stereotypes based on people’s choice of clothes. One particular case that stands out is that of Hijabis. People create a very inhuman type of an image in their heads and end up asking Hijabis some very weird questions. A Muslim-American woman, who also happens to be a …

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