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Pakistan Is Witnessing It’s Own #MeToo Movement Online And Many Harassers Are Being Exposed

It is extremely interesting how the interconnectivity via the internet allows individuals from all corners of the world to unite together for a cause. For the longest time, women in Pakistani circles have sought empowerment in isolation and have talked about issues relevant to women in the Pakistani society.   …

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“Jinnah” Just Roasted Men With One Tweet And, As Expected, They’re Having A Meltdown

Jinnah, the Twitter account, tweeted and some men are having a crazy meltdown.   So, the khana khud garam kar lo, debate rages on despite the actual Aurat March being about one month old it seems like some people are just unable to understand the purpose of the March. While it’s …

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I Attended The Girls On Bikes Rally In Lahore And I Actually Feel We’re Getting Closer To Smashing The Patriarchy

When I was an 11-year-old, I used to ride a bike daily. As I grew older these rides became fewer until one day they just up and stopped. I don’t remember exactly when I completely stopped riding my bike and when my bike was sold off but I remember why …

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Women Across Pakistan Reclaimed Their Public Space With A Bike Rally And Here’s What Went Down

Girls in major cities around Pakistan – Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad – observed the third annual girls on bikes rally. Each year, this rally is organized by Girls at Dhabas. Hey girls, anyone coming to the #GirlsonBikes rally in Lahore by @girlsatdhabas this Sunday? — disco spider (@Rameezay) March 30, …

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Hundreds Of Women All Over Pakistan Are Going To Be Out In The Streets And Here’s Why

If you’ve been scouring basically any form of social media over the past couple of days, you’ll have heard of the upcoming Aurat March.  The Aurat March is all set to take place in Lahore and Karachi. The aim is simple: spreading the word about economic, reproductive and environmental justice. …

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13 Truly Empowering Messages Of Love For All Single People This Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018 The following post is a submission by Rameen Tejani. To all the single boys and girls out there; This Valentine’s Day, don’t fall into the realm of self-pity and resentment as you see your friends cozy up with their significant others with chocolates and letters. Instead, look …

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Malala Fund Getting Apple’s Support Is GREAT, But Here’s How Far The Organization Has Truly Come

Malala is no stranger to chilling with the movers and shakers of our times. As an activist, Nobel Prize Laureate and – well – an overall role model, she meets some pretty cool people every now and then. However, Malala’s influence aids in furthering a cause close to her heart …

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Dear Desi Women, Here’s Why We Should Probably Start Making The First Move Ourselves

Picture this: There are two individuals who like each other. They’re pseudo-scening; flirting, making plans with each other in all their free time and what not – but no one’s addressed the elephant in the room yet. The guy’s considering asking the girl out. The girl’s waiting for the guy to …

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