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Aurat March and the need for postcolonial feminism
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Pakistan, March 16 -- A few months ago I had a social media debate with a woman on the limits of classical feminism as I advocated for a more nuanced approach considering the Pakistani society. Soon after, I was accused of being a mans plaining misogynist and blocked. We saw the same intolerance on a larger canvas after the Aurat March held on the 8th of March. The polarized debate has not so much been about the much needed Aurat March itself since it was conducted last year as well without the outcry it received this time. The problem is the inappropriate placards that have polarized our society further.
At the onset, let us agree there is excessive gender imbalance in our hyper masculine patriarchal society. Women face harassment on th...
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