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To Love Freely – A Dream by Syeda Iqraa Bukhari

Art work By Jawaria Noodle soup Bio: The writer is currently working at PRIF (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) as an Erasmus+ Recent Graduate Trainee and is conducting research on topics relating to politics, (counter) radicalisation, intelligence and security, with a special focus on South Asia. She recently finished her Master’s degree in International Security from …

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To the red dupatta color-bleeding in my washing machine By MahRukh

Artwork by Hafsa Nouman   your crimson dye leached out of the fibres & stained all my whites i understand now why mor jaan did laundry the way she did    separated all the whites from the reds, women have always been the white clothes, & the reds always the burdens of society – dyeing …

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Aurat By Zain Maken

Artwork by Maheen Amer There’s a part of our culture that deserves to be called what it is. Without any excuses. And that’s our collective confusion about women. Religion, pop culture, our region’s culture, our household culture, there is so much consistently being bombarded to us about women, their place in society, their place in …

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The digestible synonym — ‘gender equality’ By Zoya Hammad

  The validity of the feminist movement has been ridiculed far too many times for a country that ranks third last in the world in terms of gender parity. Awash with patriarchal influence, many women are afraid to even associate themselves with the word ‘feminist’, hence opting for its more digestible synonym — ‘gender equality’. …

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