Women’s Day?

Women's Day

Women's Day

Be it or not… women here are playing their part in homemaking financially or morally.

I sometimes think days like these are probably for west only. Wording it more aptly.. “West kay chonchlay“.   Lives of a common pakistani woman goes unaffected whether it be 8th march or no … you think what about this day? Or even about celebrating such a day?

To read more on Women’s day history, click here.

Image Courtesy: Daily Times

6 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on March 8th, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

    it’s more like an "official" excuse for NGOs to grab more money to empty the pocket of poor husbands, nothing else :-)

    NGOs will be feeling proud after seeing this respected old lady on road selling vegetables. Will she be helped by those NGOs? offcourse not!

    I personally feel that the place of this woman is a bed where she is resting and spending time with family. Allah knows why is she on road :(

  2. TNT (ifti) on March 8th, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

    cowasjee(i dont know his full name) once said about the Govt. officials ,and i quote,

    " in salon ko ghairat nai ati garion(cars) par phirtay huay jab adhi awam sarkon par hai ",

    if you are part of such a nation, do you really expect people to care about the poor lady, and millions like her…..

  3. sceptic on March 9th, 2009 @ 7:08 am

    What is wrong with a women working to earn her living? The woman is the picture’s working for her financial independence (and her pride), a universal right of every human being.

    A woman must achieve financial independence, if she’s to win equal rights.

  4. Talha Masood (thandak) on March 9th, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

    Agreed on financial independence for women, but women’s day – like most of the celebrated days is an over-hyped celebration to slice-project the problem and then to sit on it the rest of the years.

    I believe that a more important matter of fact is that how good are we – the men of Pakistan – to their mothers, sisters, cousins, spouses, and associates. How respectful and helpful we are. And this is a question we need to ask ourselves.

    Anyhow…I pray things become better. I am trying to let go of biases. But it’s not easy letting go of vanity and being feudalistic!

  5. kabirdas on March 12th, 2009 @ 12:04 am

    @ sceptic and Talha Masood

    Agree with both of you. Excellent comments.

  6. kabirdas on March 12th, 2009 @ 12:13 am

    The same very day, the womwn’s day, TTP announced that NADRA should stop issuing CNIC to women otherwise their offices will be blown up. They also said that women must stop seeking CNIC or they will be responsible for the consquences.
    Must say they timed their message well making no bones about what these lunatics stand for.

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