Behenchara

Contributions – Month 4

“Such a shame she went mad” Rebecca and the “mad woman” in literature

Artwork by Fatima Tanvir – @true.conversations on instagram By: Mahnoor Jalal Taylor Swift was right: no one likes a mad woman. Our culture has an obsession with mad women, demonizing them for owning up to their autonomy and freedom to live without being defined by the relation with a man. Pop culture is full of …

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Vow Of Silence

 Artwork by Fatima Tanvir – @true.conversation on Instagram By Bakhtawar Azhar women you filled up the void with caring too much for an undeserving man. that man who entitles you and your worth. concealment of the lies the lies that deteriorate your relationship but you always kept your good face, didn’t you? it destroys you …

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Marriage: A Sacred Union or Business Deal?

Artwork by Hafsa Nouman @rangsaaz_hn on instagram By Syeda Iqraa Bukhari ‘Ammu did not pretend to be in love with him. She just weighed the odds and accepted. She thought that anything, anyone at all, would be better than returning to Ayemenen.’ Return she did. Having had suffered abuse at the hands of an alcoholic …

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Badhai ho, progressive mummy hui hai

Artwork By Hafsa Nouman – @rangsaaz_hn on Instagram Badhai Ho, Progressive Mummy hui hai: Evolution of mothers in Bollywood By  Soughat Uderani I owe Bollywood a lot. Over the years, it has not only provided soundtracks for all my embarrassing moments but also encouraged my inner hopeless romantic that getting chased through an airport is …

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The Good Girl – Bad Girl Dilemma

Artwork by Amal Awais – @amalawais on Instagram By: Manizeh Hussain Farooqi   Who do we hate more? Women who stick to societal norms or those who do not? As a society, we collectively (covertly and overtly) hate on women, regardless of who they are. Unfortunately, female roles in Pakistani TV/film fluctuate between the manipulative …

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A Subdued Female Protagonist

                 Artwork by Maham Khan –  www.linkedin.com/in/maham-khan-a6a840169   By Aqsa Ishaq   It is we sinful women while those who sell the harvests of our bodies become exalted become distinguished become the just princes of the material world. (Kishwar Naheed, Translated by Rukhsana Ahmed)   Standing in the vacuum somewhere far above She could …

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