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  • Whither feminism?

    IS feminism changing in Pakistan? That is the question that should be asked by those who are interested in women’s issues...

    Many others have also worked to help women free themselves from male oppression in Pakistan...

  • Fat shame and feminism

    A nine-year-old contestant on a programme showcasing Asia’s singing talent is arguably one of the best among the contestants; her mischief and impudence bring some levity to the otherwise contrived shenanigans...

    It is not surprising; the act of judging women, in this case a nine-year-old, for their inability to meet some imagined criterion of acceptability is very common in both India and Pakistan...

  • Fashion feminism and futility

    Fashion Pakistan Week (not to be confused with Pakistan Fashion Week) was held recently with the usual fanfare that surrounds such undertakings; there were ‘red carpets’, there were live tweets, there were catwalks and models and glitz and glamour...

    Fashion week or events around fashion are complicated things in Pakistan; the heavy and hefty shadow of bombs and threats and terror has cast its shadow to such an extent over cultural...

  • Celebrating feminism with figure paintings

    Soft-spoken and hardworking Zarmena Aslam is among the serious Pakistani contemporary artists passionately and consistently painting the human figures with a good command on the subject...

    Except a couple of male portraits, she has been painting female figures and portraits for almost last seven years
  • Painting and feminism: Shifting the gaze

    The artist’s outstanding artistic ability earned her recognition when she was still a student of the Central Institute of Arts and Crafts (CIAC), earning her the first award for the ‘Best Entry’ at the Karachi Arts Council in 1969...

    The artist’s ‘Woman’ series was the first comprehensive attempt to bring a feminist viewpoint into art in Pakistan...

  • ‘Feminism is not a western concept’

    RAWALPINDI: South Asian feminism activist and writer Kamla Bhasin on Saturday said patriarchy placed restrictions and imposed violence on women but it also affected men by stealing them of their humanity...

    She said in its essence feminism was about viewing the world from the point of view of women rather than just men, and that this was essential to establish equality and democracy in society...

  • From Aziz Ansari to professors and activists, how men use feminism for self gain

    Read next: Mahira Khan owes Pakistan nothing beyond her work as an artistI can only imagine the outrage and injustice Grace may have felt as she watched Ansari standing on the Golden Globes stage in the all-black dress code to show support for the #MeToo movement, wearing a Time’s Up pin, winning an award for a show that has received critical acclaim for the way it engages with issues of sexual harassment and sexism...

    It may or may...

  • The quiet feminism of Cake

    Review: Cake raises the bar for Pakistani cinema and left me wanting moreBut there is also something else – not entirely unconnected to these strengths of the film – which is noteworthy, and that is the film’s quiet feminism, which can be seen not only through the two main characters but also through their relationship to the wide narrative of the film...

    Feminism, particularly as it relates to popular culture and the media, is a...

  • Council of Islamic Ideology terms certain sections of NAB law 'un-Islamic'

    The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) on Thursday termed some sections of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999, as going against the Shariah...

    Addressing a press conference on Thursday, chairman of the CII, Dr Qibla Ayaz, said the council held a two-day-long meeting during which it concluded that sections 14-D, 15-A and 26 of the NAO were un-Islamic...

  • ‘Pakistan best place for investment’

    KARACHI: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan today is more secure and peaceful and is the best country in the region for investment and entrepreneurs ought to take full advantage of the situation...

    Inaugurating the four-day Pakistan International Trade Fair at Karachi Expo Centre (PITF) on Thursday, Mr Mamnoon said that the participation of 20 countries in the fair is manifestation of the confidence of global community...

  • Pakistan bowling attack among world’s best, says Sarfraz

    SHARJAH: Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Friday said Pakistan had one of the best bowling attacks in the world and that had played a key role in his side surging to a 4-0 lead in the ODI series against Sri Lanka with just one match remaining...

    Pakistan’s seven-wicket win in Sharjah on Friday continued their run of success in ODIs that had begun with the ICC Champions Trophy which they had won handsomely...

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