Pakistani men mostly seem to think that they are entitled to have an opinion on anything and everything in this world including the things that concern women only. However, there are somethings they need not be vocal about mainly because it is not their territory.
Here, therefore, is a list of some of the things that Pakistani men shouldn’t been entitled to talk about.
Like no, you don’t get to tell me how much make up should I apply on my face. Both, the make-up and my face, are totally mine.
2. Career choices
I know what I want to do in my life without you telling me what I should or shouldn’t do.
3. Telling us what to wear
4. Briefing us on how to deal with periods
They’re my period, my problems, I can talk about them.
5. Providing their invaluable opinion on who we should and shouldn’t be friends with.
“yar ye achi larki nai hai, is se dur raha karo.”
6. Digging for a woman’s past when she is clearly not comfortable sharing it
7. Briefing us on what local transport should we be using for honestly, we are very much capable of doing that for ourselves
“Rickshaw se mat jao.”
“Metro/local city buses se mat jao.”
“Aj driver nai hai tou ghar hee raho.”
8. Telling us to cover our heads or at least wear a dupatta while going out.
I can decide for myself, thank you.
9. Pestering your significant other to take down her pictures from Facebook/Instagaram just because you seem to have some reservations.
10. Telling us to not talk loudly just because “khawateen ka ooncha bolna acha nai lagta.”
11. Telling her to remove her body hair just because you cannot stand the sight of tiny hair on a woman’s body.
Who are you, anyway?
12. Pointing out everything that could be wrong with her driving skills, out of sheer habit, even when you haven’t even seen us driving.
13. Repeatedly telling us to lose our weight when you don’t even know what’s happening with our body.
Please keep your solution-centric opinions to yourself unless asked. Bus itni si bat hai.
Just let women be, please.
Cover image via: Nehr Ghar Films