NUST's New Smoking Policy Is Pretty Damn Sexist And Students Are Pissed About It

By Rameeza Ahmad | 18 Sep, 2018

Disclaimer: Smoking is injurious to one’s health.

 

A few weeks ago, social media was abuzz with news that NUST was making a designated area for students who wanted to smoke. For a university which prohibited smoking on campus and actually fined those caught smoking, this was a big deal.

Source: undisclosed

And of course, for a university which is notoriously strict, this was a huge deal. And of course, people were talking about it.

While some people appreciated the initiative, some were still on the fence about the development.

But while the designated smoking area seems like a step forward for the university, when you read the fine print you realize that it’s really not too progressive at all.

Accompanied by a map of the campus to point out the designated smoking areas, there was a notice highlighting certain rules which students would still have to follow. The notice states the fines students will have to pay if they are caught smoking outside the designated areas.

But guess what? Female students at NUST will be fined regardless of where they smoke.

We talked to a few NUST students and asked them what they thought about the policies. The students spoke to us on the condition of anonymity since they were afraid of repercussions from the university administration otherwise.

A female student commented on how disgusting the entire situation was for female students, “They say they will contact girls’ parents if they are even caught in the smoking areas as well as the fine, whereas boys if caught smoking OUTSIDE smoking areas will only be fined.”

Yep, you read that right. The notice states that female students at NUST will be fined even if they are FOUND in the smoking areas. This implies that even if female students are found in the area and not smoking they will be fined. And not only will they be fined but their parents or guardians will be informed of their behaviour. WTF.

Source: undisclosed

While a male student commented the following, “It’s sexist af and it doesn’t affect me at all. Boys and girls have the same lungs and the smoke affects them both equally.”

While another female student was just tired of the university’s sexism overall and said “NUST is so sexist. Everything from the hostel curfew to the smoking area is in the boy’s favour.”

Basically, not even the student body is happy with how sexist these rules are. How are male students smoking acceptable while female students will not only be fined but tattled on? The issue is clearly more deeply rooted than one would first imagine. The age-old issue of women’s¬†ghairat¬†comes into question where the entire society feel like they can control women’s actions and make them do what they want.

What do you think about NUST’s sexist policy? Let us know in the comments!

This Nepali Meme Is Going Viral In Pakistan And It Is Extremely Problematic

Ali Tareen Is Incredibly Excited About Getting Stopped For Breaking The Law And People Are Celebrating With Him


Source: PAK Universities

Share This

More Recent Stories

Showsha

That Big Fat Indian Wedding Just Had Another Bollywood Party And Everyone Looked Sexy AF

A few days ago, India was literally LIT as Isha Ambani (the daughter of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani…TH...

12 Dec, 2018
Showsha

Osman Khalid Butt Is The Most Woke Pakistani Man, And More Actors Need To Be Like Him

Osman Khalid Butt is known for his dashing good looks paired with great acting and quick wit. Another thing that Osma...

12 Dec, 2018
Showsha

Katrina Kaif’s Hot AF New Item Song Will Make You Forget “Sheila Ki Jawani”

Katrina Kaif is literally THE item song queen. After giving us hits like ‘Chikni Chameli,’ ‘Sheila ...

12 Dec, 2018
Dinly

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad And Jeremy McLellan Just Won Twitter With Their SAVAGE AF Responses To A Hater

Lmaaaoooooo, burn. Though they are not always known for their quick wit and comebacks, there are always instances whe...

12 Dec, 2018
Showsha

Sanam Baloch Is Being Attacked For Questioning Why Aamir’s First Wife Hasn’t Accepted His Marriage

Aamir Liaquat and second wife Syeda Tuba appeared on the¬†‚ÄėSubah Saverey Samaa Kay Saath‚Äô¬†with Sanam Baloch, a few day...

12 Dec, 2018
Dinly

This is How Famous People in Pakistan Would Look If They Didn’t Have Eyebrows

People you see on TV usually look great thanks to a crew that works hard otherwise there’s no way in hell they ...

12 Dec, 2018