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swaira chaudhry

PakistanIslamabad , Pakistan

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February 11, 2014

swaira chaudhry

About Me: 

This was such an embarrassing moment to listen by some Chinese friends that they are afraid to go out to buy some grocery, to dine or for any other purpose because Pakistani men grope their breasts, touch in a bad manner and undresses with stares. According to them, they do so just because of language barrier and treat them as they are immune from punishment. Staring or harassing women is just a hobby, fun or entertainment for them, but they are totally ignorant by the fact that how disgusting image of the whole society of men are they leaving behind. Indeed, Pakistan is not a pedestrian friendly country.

Well, there is nothing wrong to look at each other or pass a smile but objectifying is a pathetic job. Woman is not a commodity that a 63 years old man enjoys woman thoroughly from head to feet and amuse to intimate with his eyes. He loves to fulfill his deepest desire to rub shoulder with the woman shoulder passing from the street. Male gaze makes you feel more uneasy and uncomfortable that you are designed to amuse or engross them and that is all. And being a woman it’s my deepest desire to go out alone, on a beach or in a park, at a shopping mall without the feeling of judged by my size, outlook, height or display. I am not anyone’s right to gaze on. No matter how beautiful or ugly, slim or fat, tall or short heighted I am but this is me and I have a right to live on as a human being without your stares.

My Passions: 
Good writer and a speaker
My Challenges: 
Fight with orthodox and conservative mentalities
My Vision for the Future: 
A peaceful world for all
My Areas of Expertise: 
Human Rights, social issues, politics in Middle East
My Languages: 
Urdu, English

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