A woman in Peshawar has been making rounds on the internet.
The video shows a woman in a niqab, confronting and then subsequently slapping and pushing a young man.
As she beats him up, men around her are trying to make her leave him alone. He breaks her hold on him and runs off into traffic so and she pursues him till she loses him in the oncoming traffic.
A girl student slappped two boys n public aftr they inappropriately touched & harassed her in Dabgari #Peshawar.Contrary to #Pashtun culture,the men present at the site were laughing and helping the #harassers run away rather than supporting the victims. #WomenEmpowerment pic.twitter.com/NdrXi3YBqJ
— Tribal News Network (@TNNEnglish) November 29, 2018
DAMN, SIS IS COMMITTED TO BEATING HIM UP.
And while all of this is happening, you can see other men merely watching everything unfold and a lot of them actually laughing, including the person who made the video.
The woman then returns to the crowd that had formed, where a female companion of hers, in a burqa is angrily pointing a finger and saying something to another man on a motorcycle. She then approaches the man on the motorcycle and tries to drag him off of it. But he escapes her wrath, barely.
A lot of people automatically assumed the woman beat the men up because they had allegedly harassed her
There has yet to be any confirmation whether the women already knew the men, was this just an incident of marketplace cat-calling or harassment or is there a bigger story at play here. No one really knows yet so everything is merely speculation. And it’s not hard to imagine why since women being harassed in public spaces is fairly common in Pakistan thus this assumption by people doesn’t seem all that outlandish.
شیر کی بچی ہے..
Any woman who has ever been to Peshawar sadar knows what happens there.
Her reaction is what all women need to do so the next time, these boys think twice before harassing anyone else. https://t.co/QvfrEPOCJr
— Sarah B Gillani (@SBGillani) November 30, 2018
Another story of men cat calling and harassing women on streets… this is #Peshawar and here is the cheetee response from the woman!
Not everyone is capable of protecting themselves or hitting others , it’s state’s responsibility to provide protection to citizens from vultures pic.twitter.com/ih9QgAtpHM
— meena gabeena (@gabeeno) November 30, 2018
And people were shocked that the men had not intervened.
One man even tried to pull him out so he can run. Wow
— Kay (@WithADoubleAy) November 30, 2018
Ye Kiya khassi mard hain
Not even trying to help the ladies..
— K A R K (@AdeebKhurram) November 30, 2018
I can't believe all those begherts "aam awam" enjoying the show sobs
— Irshad Ali (@irsh_ali) November 30, 2018
But a lot of people seemed to appreciate the woman beating the men up.
More power to her
— Mudassar Hayat (@Mudassar_Hayat) November 30, 2018
A salute to this #Cheeti who responded firmly!!
— Shakir Ansari (@ShakirAnsari123) November 30, 2018
So proud of these courageous girls.
— Saadia Panezai (@SaadiaPanezai) November 30, 2018
However, someone responsibly pointed out that there might be more to this story than meets the eye.
You don't know if he was catcalling or not. Mob justice is not right.
— DeepChill (@The_Crypto_Wiki) November 30, 2018
It isn’t clear why the woman was beating the two men up in the middle of a busy street. But whatever the reason may have been, hopefully, this serves as a lesson to those men who actually do think they can get away with harassing women.
What do you think of this badass Peshawari woman? Let us know in the comments below.
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