Why is the idea of women having equal rights considered a threat to society?

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Feminism stands for a very basic definition: ‘A woman should have equal rights, opportunities, and choices to make as a man.’ It is this simple.

It amazes me how the meaning is distorted every single day and a negative connotation is attached to the term. Women demanding equality are scorned…

Incessant social media scrolling isn’t going to help unwind from the day

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Every day as I wrap up my day’s work I say to myself, “I will relax a bit and then sit down to write”. Every day my relaxing routine one way or another has me scrolling through social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest, News) like a roster.

In my…

Generations later, still enslaved to the colonial past through language

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I speak two languages fluently: Urdu and English.
Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and also my mother tongue. I started learning English in school at the age of five.

Education in Pakistan is available both in English and Urdu, but with a very visible social divide. Private schools…

Let’s get rid of the word “bossy.”

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Patriarchal structures saw women pushed over by men for centuries. Many cultures saw girls being confined to the domestic aspects of life — boys would be encouraged to get an education in sciences and maths, which were deemed to be career paths unfit for girls.

The impact of gender stereotypes…

Sabeena

full-time Engineer + leisure-time Writer. Sharing thoughts on topics that matter most to me.

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