Photo Courtesy of LUM Students
Hadiqa Khan (lower left side) is a student at Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan. On International Women's Day this year (couple of weeks ago) she set out a little experiment. With camera in tow she went around her campus asking students, instructors, anyone alike, why they needed feminism. She asked they to write down their reasons on paper and she snapped a pic of each of them.
She faced both positive and negative reactions. "Most of the criticisms we got were because people thought we were trying to "lead people away from Islam" or something along those lines. Most didn't understand feminism itself and thought we were trying to promote "Western" values in exchange for our own. But the positive feedback we got was also very heartening," said Khan
Feminism is about justice and fairness take a look through the album, interesting thoughts...here is the link to their Facebook album.
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International Women's Day at the University of the Fraser Valley was amazing! I watched the film Miss. Representation for the first time, the film that deals with the issue of sexual objectification of women and the role that media plays. Lenghty but indeed very informative.
Following the film was a talk with punk rocker & cancer survior Bif Naked. This was the first time I heard her speak and she was phenomenal! Very witty, intelligent and full of great life experiences. It was a full house, I certainly left feeling very pumped to take on all the challenges we women face but also very encouraged to see so much strength within my community.
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