A twitter user Minahil shared her story that how she was harassed while wearing Hijab and said that this “shit” didn’t protect me from monsters of the society which stirred a social media controversy.
I started wearing hijab when I was 13, no this shit didn't protect 15 yr old me when a stranger grabbed and touch my butt in bazaar pic.twitter.com/cavVpmGyDG
— Minahil (@Sindhibiryani) June 28, 2017
Another Pakistani girl & blogger Manahil stood up for Hijab & criticized that how taking off hijab and clothes empowers women & protects their rights?
In reply to the claim that removing Hijab makes people more protected she said then why wasn’t Qandeel protected and why it didn’t save her? She also asked what message did our generation received from her acts.
Some people objected that being vulgar had become the new feminism and anyone who promotes vulgarity becomes a feminist hero such as Qandeel Baloch.
Other said that Pakistan is a Muslim society and we should promote our religious and cultural values rather than vulgarity.
Manahil also criticized the street dance by a clothing brand which was done in the name of women empowerment. She asked how dancing in streets will empower women.
Some in funny way questioned the feminist call for complete equality between both genders without any consideration of their physical differences. Even countries which call for equality such as USA & UK have laws denying the equality of genders, such as women employee receiving more leaves because of pregnancy and preferring women for easier jobs in military.