December 24, 2020

On Being a Pakistani Activist (and a Woman)

Disclaimer: The views and opinions represented in this article belong to the author alone and do not reflect the views and opinions of ProperGaanda. If you would like to submit your articles to ProperGaanda, email us info@propergaanda.com. I remember the first time I received a threat. It was in 7th grade when a boy, whose […]

September 25, 2020

What you need to know about the protest being organised in Toronto by the Pakistani-immigrant diaspora against patriarchal violence back home

This week on Pakistani news and social media, headlines such as ‘woman allegedly raped by police’ and ‘girl raped by two cousins in AJK’ have, unsurprisingly, caught my attention—as they usually do. On Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, a woman was raped on the Sialkot-Lahore motorway. Her car had run out of gas, and while waiting […]

June 5, 2020

Sexual ‘Liberation’ and Class Struggle in Contemporary Pakistan

Four years ago, Vice published an essay I wrote on Pakistan’s “hook-up culture.” Initially upon submission, the piece was less of a personal essay and more of an informative one. However, if there is one thing I have learned, it is that Western media loves publishing people of colour’s narratives and compensating them poorly and […]