While coming to work this morning in a rikshaw, a motorcyclist slowed down, and screamed ‘sharam karo larki! Astagfaaaaar Astagfaaaaaaar!!’. Instead of giving him a dose of what he deserved, I started laughing instead. I just found it incredibly hilarious that wearing a girl wearing a sleeveless kameez made him lash out – I thought that the choice to wear what I wanted to was still solely mine, and not dictated to me by the state or its ‘religious minded’ citizens. Plus, he could have easily injured himself, seeing that slowing down on Shahrah e Faisal is really not recommended. I wonder what he’d have told the policemen then: ‘Oh I got injured while I was telling a girl she needs to sew the sleeves back on!’

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10 Comments so far

  1. mohummed (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 11:47 am

    :):):):) Yar this is tooo funny. firstly , what caused him to peek at u while in ‘roza’, secondly , this reminds me of that famous blog ” a letter to karachiite men” :):):):).
    I think u should have replied ” sharam karo rozay mein larki ko taartay ho” :):):):)

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 9:02 pm

    As Muhommed said that it was he who should had refrain from looking at you.

    Huma you did the right thing for not losing your temper – after all that really what Ramazan is all about.

  3. Kiran (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 1:02 am

    what the guy did was stupid, but seriously u know how men are. I see girls wearing tiiiiiight sleeveless shalwar kameezes or pants and tiny tops in “Sunday Bazaar” for Gods sake! If a guy pinches them then maybe they deserve it!

  4. Salman (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 1:47 am

    Kiran…thats not a good idea at all you know. Huma is right..her dress code is nobody’s concern but we all know what the average joe thinks on the street. Maybe if they continue to see women-folk like this, they will not stay frustrated anymore. lol

    I just cant believe that the moron stopped in the middle of the road.

  5. saba (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 2:42 am

    Regardless of what a woman is wearing, no female on the face of this earth deserves to be pinched.

  6. jammie (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 3:19 am

    agree with saba. what one wears is ones own business and we are all accountable for our own actions, really. one can’t DESERVE to be pinched. its almost like saying one deserves to be slapped for being ugly, and ugly is a realtive term! whatever happened to live and let live??

  7. Zag (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 7:10 am

    i think what she meant was that they should have enuff sense not to wear tiny tops to sunday bazars

  8. huma (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 1:00 pm

    zag, i’ll disagree. no one has the right to dictate what one should or should not wear, and that certainly doesnt mean that wearing a tight tshirt gives anyone the right to harrass you.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 31st, 2005 @ 8:57 am

    We are free human being,live in a free country,does it mean i am free to come out of my home without any piece of cloth on my body?

    regarding that guy,yes the way he reacted was pathetic,its not the right way,but why on earth he was following her rickshaw? somebody said,pakistani men are like that,i agree,but if paki women know this then why do they wear such clothes,either they bear it or don`t do such thing whuch cause reason to complain.

  10. Salman (unregistered) on November 1st, 2005 @ 7:29 pm

    You know guys….we are talking of human rights and free speech but in reality, do they really exist in our system??

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