Don’t tell women to shut up

Note: This post appeared on Dawn.com on May 11, 2015. In a country where the odds are stacked against most women, Reham Khan's scolding them for not taking responsibility for their plight is disingenuous. It happens more than one would expect, but it is always confounding when women of power and privilege choose to patronize other women in … Continue reading Don’t tell women to shut up

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To rebuild a generation free from extremist idealogies, Pakistan must go back to the basics

I came across an excellent, and damning analysis published by the blog, The Brown Pundits, which explores the reasons why Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law continues to find blind support among its masses, and is so difficult to repeal. Even if the law itself is repealed, what of the pervasive ideology that is constantly fed by the religious elite … Continue reading To rebuild a generation free from extremist idealogies, Pakistan must go back to the basics