Women venturing out to reclaim public spaces is now seen more and more on various outlets. For example, remember those badass female bikers making their way from Karachi to Kashmir?
The idea of women taking to the streets is in retaliation to the constant harassment women face. It is a way to eradicate discomfort and normalize women being out on the streets. Therefore, it was refreshing to come across a story about two Pakistani sisters who were trying to do the same.
In a Facebook post, Noorelain Akbar talks about her younger sister, Yusra Akbar, who drops her to work on a scooter. She also shared how her sister runs errands on the scooter too.
Here’s the complete Facebook post:
It has been a while that my little sister drops me to work and sometimes picks me too on our scooty. Apart from that,…
The post doubles as a shout out to all those women and men who have supported the sisters.
However, it also calls out those who pass comments while they’re busy traveling from one place to another.
The post received mixed reactions – which was kinda expected. Some people fully supported the sisters.
While others wished the sisters more power and courage
Some people saw this as a great way to travel
Others prayed for their protection
And some stated that they were glad to girls out on streets
Many shared their appreciation…
…but some also didn’t quite understand the point of the post
And some took the post in a completely different way
Regardless, the fact that these sisters travel together on their scooter is both heartwarming and badass. It takes someone to be immensely thick-skinned to ignore the negativity and keep moving forward. They’re casually breaking stereotypes, one bike ride at a time.
More power to these wonderfully strong women for being so badass.
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