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Pakistani writer faces social media backlash for article on country’s ‘sex culture’

Her article talks about sex culture in the Islamic republic, where even talking about the subject is taboo.


Updated: July 22, 2016 12:06:07 pm
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Canada-based Pakistani writer Zahra Haider wrote an article for VICE titled “What I Learned Having Sex As A Young Woman In Pakistan” hasn’t gone down well with many on social media, and the author is now facing voluminous backlash for it.

Her article talks about sex culture in the Islamic republic, where even talking about the subject is taboo; pre-marital sex is considered punishable and is associated with honour of the family. “Men generally aren’t judged for it in our patriarchal society but if a woman from a middle-class family or underprivileged background is caught having premarital sex, serious shit goes down,” she writes.

Reflective of the mindset of the particular set of people she is talking about, many on Twitter have gone to the shameful extent of asking her “rate”. Some take it as the woman’s effort to demean the country whose “men couldn’t satisfy her”, she is name-called and some see her article as a sign of “Qayamat”.

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However, supporting her stand and her article are many who took to social media to share the messages and blogs for her. “This starts an important conversation about sex in Pakistan,” writes one, “Your article moved me,” writes another.

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