Some LUMS students started this web series series called Walkie Talkies. During the episodes, an interviewer goes around campus to ask fellow students questions of the day.
A recent video has sparked debate. It showcases the interviewer going around campus asking people what they would do if everything was legal on campus for 12 hours.
What the fuccckk? pic.twitter.com/W89mRMG5yV
— Shumail (@Shumyl) December 12, 2017
In this video, boys from LUMS casually joke about harassment and the interviewer encourages such views. Not at any point do any of them feel that it is wrong to joke about such grave matters nor did they rethink before making it public either – not realising how this reinforces certain acts which make people uncomfortable.
The actual video on YouTube has now been removed
There is an outrage after the video was released and students are disgusted by the views expressed
Aisay logoun ki frustration harassment se hi nikal sakti hai, consensually tou koi self respecting larki pass bhi nai aaney degi. Pieces of shit.
— Mahnoor Ahmed (@MsMoonlightA) December 12, 2017
It was even difficult to grasp such casual harassment remarks
Did he rlly say “harassment karen gae”???????
— wonderbano (@KalashanKauf) December 12, 2017
Was it their chance of finally not being politically correct and showcasing their outlook about certain matters?
That's even more absurd. Like they are waiting for an opportunity to let their true self out.
— Shumail (@Shumyl) December 12, 2017
No wonder people use the term parhay likhay jaahil
Misaal of "parhey likhay jaahil"
— `m' (@missPakistan65) December 12, 2017
Their intellectual level is fkn numbed. What if others will harass their own sisters?? But they are bloody impotent.
— ijAz (@izajikhan) December 12, 2017
People were especially pissed off at the interviewer
Who the fuck is this interviewer thats laughing and supporting these comments God unbelievable
— وریشہ (@wwxzd) December 12, 2017
"You're my kind of guy…"
Well you both need to be locked up.
— LesPaul (@deadpoettweet) December 12, 2017
That "You're my kinda man" tho
— Enyo (@EnyoAtHome) December 12, 2017
One person advised to not take the video out of context
Check out the whole channel, read its motive, see the full video.
Dont post just the 20 seconds of your choice WITHOUT CONTEXT
Make a point! Don't expect "fuck" to make a #catchy POST!
— InLaughingColour (@InLaughingColor) December 12, 2017
However, another user was quick to point out the obvious
The rest of the video is almost as awful as this 20-second clip. Your point being?
— Ilqa Akhund (@0IWANTAUSERNAME) December 12, 2017
For anyone who watches the video, it is not easy to digest such views. Casually referring to harassment and making sly jokes about it is what makes it prevalent. It encourages people to accept such instances and to not take action against those indulging in it because it has become so common.
Given the fact that harassment is such a huge issue in the world right now and how important it is to discuss being sensitive to all genders, such a reaction coming from students from such premiere institutions of Pakistan are nothing short of disappointing.
It is also a moment for us to examine where we, as a country, stand in this pivotal time in world history.
People are so pissed off and disappointed by the expression of such views as in the video
Sad to see this.
— sophia ahmed (@sophiaahmed) December 12, 2017
Horrible joke I agree
— Momin (@95Momin) December 12, 2017
And this person really is calling for an examination of what actual values are being taught in higher education institutions in Pakistan
— Hassan Cheema (@mediagag) December 12, 2017
It is a time to review what kids are learning these days and if it is not how to differentiate between what is or is not promoting certain dangerous thoughts, then all the effort that we are putting in the education system is going to waste.