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Tag Archive: Burqa

Sep 06 2012

Happy Teachers Day, Papa!

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My father was a medical doctor. He was a rational man in a deeply religious society. He was born in a poor illiterate family. But he went to a school against his family’s wishes. He moved from his village to a city with a dream to become a doctor. He struggled a lot to make …

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Sep 04 2012

A bunch of morons celebrating ‘World Hijab Day’ today.

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Pakistan’s biggest religious political party Jamaat-e-Islami launched a campaign to make it compulsory for women to wear the Hijab in public. The women’s wing of the party has already held demonstrations in several cities demanding that the wearing of Hijab be made a part of the constitution and compulsory in Pakistan, and tomorrow the party …

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Aug 28 2012

Secret blood

One day, as I returned from school and began taking my uniform off, I saw that my white salwar had turned red with blood. How? Had I cut myself? But how could I have done that? I wasn’t in pain or anything. So what was wrong with me? In a panic, I asked how I …

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Aug 15 2012

Fuck you, Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia wants to build women-only cities. Dear Saudi Women, When I first heard of Saudi Arabia’s plan to build women-only cities, I got so angry that I shouted, ‘What the fuck! you wanna build a women-only city, like a black-only ghetto? You force women to wear burqa, they have no face, no identity, no …

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Aug 06 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Bina Shah

As a child in Pakistan, I grew up observing the lives of the women in my father’s family. Members of a type of religious nobility who claim lineage from the Prophet Muhammed, they followed the traditions of the Prophet’s wives and segregated themselves from all men outside their own blood relatives – a system known …

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Aug 03 2012

Muslims are becoming jokers. They want Halal Meat, Halal Apple-pie. Now they want Halal Television.

Indonesian Muslim group wants halal television. An Islamic council in Indonesia wants the country’s broadcasting commission to consider certifying TV programs as religiously acceptable. But the country’s broadcasting commissioner has ruled out certifying TV programs based on whether they’re acceptable to Islam. The term halal most commonly refers to foods that are permitted by Islam, …

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Jul 28 2012

Both burqas and sexualized ads are ugly

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Both burqas and sexualized ads or sexual objectification dehumanize women or reduce women to mere sexual objects. The purpose of the burqa is to erase the individual, women are sexual objects, men get sexually aroused whenever they see women, so for the sake of men women must have their bodies covered. The purpose of the …

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Jul 17 2012

The horror! The horror! A TV channel for faceless women.

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Have you ever heard of a TV channel that only shows women wearing full face veils? For your information, it is the first TV channel of full face-veiled women. It will be launched on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. Here is the report. Islamists are now ruling Egypt. They want to …

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Jun 03 2012

We have enough Muhammad Cartoons. Why not some burqa cartoons?

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We have seen a lot of Muhammad cartoons. But I think burqa cartoons are funnier. “I’m quite pleased with your new appearance. Now you are finally behaving like a proper woman!” Pardon the delay, I didn’t know what to wear.

May 11 2012

”Islam gives women freedom!”

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Most people say, women choose to wear the burqa. Why hasn’t a single man ever chosen to wear the burqa if it is a matter of choice? I have heard that under the burqa it’s an Italian woman who recently converted to Islam. How can they bear such a humiliation! Is it because they, too, …

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