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Operating as usual

30/08/2023

Admission open

21/06/2023

"Death is nothing but a middle-point between the two lives". Taylor

07/03/2023

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

01/02/2023

Boys will be boys

THE forever war between the genders refuses to resolve itself. After the campaign, the latest controversy to have hit the media in this regard is the new Gillette ad. The title, The Best a Man Can Get, is over 30 years old. But the content of the new piece of advertising is very current.

It concerns the argument of male persons being excused for bad behaviour on the grounds that ‘boys will be boys’, and places the onus of teaching on men themselves — boys, the ad says, ought to be taught by their older counterparts to not seek recourse in violence, harassment and invective, especially against women but also against each other.

There is in the video a nod to the campaign, acknowledging the fact that women have forever been harassed and violated, and the persons conducting such activities have been excused. But also to be found are latent references towards men’s responsibility towards parenting, presenting an example, and chivalry. Boys having a scrum ought to be reprimanded, the ad says, and the persons who can do that are their role models and mentors.

Curiously, there seems to have been more criticism of the ad than praise.

All of this subject matter would appear proper and fitting to any right-thinking individual, one would assume. Curiously, though, there seems to have been more criticism of the ad than praise. Notwithstanding the many men (and women) that shared the video on the social media, the ‘dislikes’ were in greater numbers by the thousands. The central idea of the advertisement being ‘toxic masculinity’, perhaps it is hardly surprising that many persons across the world found it projecting emasculation and relegating male persons to a lower, perhaps more ‘feminine’ stature.

The fact, however, is that the company has achieved a world of good — within a limited sphere, of course — by putting out this ad, acknowledging that the transgression against rights of any person is outside the limits of acceptable behaviour. Boys, it ought be assumed, will not and should not be excused on the basis of gender and stereotype — the rules of good manners are rigid and well known, and they must not be slowed to be breached. Further, rather than female persons taking it upon themselves to shrilly forward the cause, it is the thinking male persons themselves who must educate and civilise their younger counterparts — better sooner than later.

In a country such as Pakistan, though — with high rates of violence against women, a deeply patriarchal and misogynistic society, and regression that appears to know no bounds — the ad may seem to have no relevance. That, however, is very far from being the case. Arguably, it is precisely such milieus that present that most urgent need for being made to be self-aware, in addition to knowledge of the recognition of basic human rights (regardless of gender) and the responsibilities that come with it.

Women in modern Pakistan do, undeniably, have a hard time. Leave aside crimes such as ‘honour’ killings, and the practice of domestic violence, egregious matters of which nightmares are made. Consider, in their stead, another basic reality. As urbanisation (and inflation) grows, the number of women attending college increases, and the participation of females in the workplace adds up. This scenario comes with its own challenges, such as taking the bus or being in a public space — and hence at the mercy of men who harass them.

Suffice it to say, then, that ad campaigns such as that put out by Gillette — a corporate, for-profit though it may be — are essential for chipping away at hidebound ideas: improper understandings of masculinity, the lack of the ability to understand concepts of human dignity, and the necessity for the genders to exist in mutual respect.

As the ad quite correctly points out, boys ought not be excused for ill behaviour on these grounds, and the onus falls primarily on their older counterparts to wean them into the practices of the men they should one day become.

The fact that the advertisement under debate has drawn such opprobrium from people across the world — one cannot ­conclude whether they were all male — means that toxic masculinity is a global problem, hardly restricted to any region or country.

The tug of war between the genders is as old as humanity itself, and there is no doubt that women have always had the worst of it — even if some of them have been at some point complicit. A hardnosed corporate reality though it may be, the company has done a good job, one that deserves appreciation and resolve. Of the many male persons that watched and then reacted to it, it is earnestly to be hoped that at least some will dwell on what is often referred to as ‘the order of things’, and take steps to change it.

The writer is a member of staff.

28/01/2023

SOME SOCIAL RULES THAT MAY HELP YOU:
1. Dress well no matter what the occasion.
2. Always carry cash.
3. Always getup when you're sitting and someone come to greet you.
4. Always comment on good things don't keep in heart.
5. If the phone is on the speaker inform.
6. Chat to anyone who is sitting alone at a party or in a group.
7. If feasible, avoid the plan to go outdoor if you have a runny nose.
8. Do not swipe left or right if individual shows you a photo on their phone.
9. Wave your hand rather than calling his or her name if someone is far or on phone or earphones plugged in.
10.Offer a glass of water to the delivery man.
11. People know the worth. If successful wear shirt of 300 it seems 3000 and if unsuccessful wear 3000 it seems 300. Don’t show off.
12. When anyone gets shouted at don’t look at them. It’s more awkward.
13. Always open the door for the person coming behind you. Doesn’t matter if it is a guy or a girl.
14. Stop being late, it’s irritating.
15. When someone starts talking about their conditions, don't start talking about yours.
16. Never ask a shy person what’s wrong or ask them ‘why aren’t you talking more?’ It only makes them feel more awkward.
17. When visiting someone's house, carry something.
18. When you open a gift, just say thank you. Don't say, "It's too expensive!"
19. Being vegetarian or non-vegetarian is a choice.
20. Don't ask anyone why it's so.
21. Do not sympathize with anyone in public. This will embarrass a person more than be laughing at.
22. Don't expect others to understand how hard you are working and living. Everyone doing.
23. If you like working with smart people, be prepared to be used by them too.
24. Don't make suggestions; But when it comes to house, car, marriage don't give advice. Because these are very important things & if something goes wrong you’ll be blamed or they may stop talking to you.
25. Don't look at your phone when others are talking to you.

02/01/2023

Because there is always something to live for. Something to be thankful for. Something to look forward to.

01/01/2023

"The greatest medicine on Earth isn't a pill. It's compassion. The ability to make someone feel less alone. Someone very close has been this for you."

31/12/2022

Be positive ✨️

30/12/2022

"Without emotion, what's the point of being humans?"

29/12/2022

No one ever says good-bye unless they want to see you again.

28/12/2022

"That's the beauty of friendship. We'll sick around l, with our without a full understanding of what's going on."

27/12/2022

When you're rotten about yourself, you become rotten to everyone else,even those you love.

26/12/2022

THE sad fact is that many of our ‘committed democrats’ are working very hard to ensure that elections to the third tier — where the public is in closest contact with elected officeholders — are delayed as much as possible. This regressive attitude is apparently fuelled by fears of losing influence at the local level, as well as the rise of alternative leaderships that may challenge the mainstream parties. The fact that a law related to changing the number of union councils in Islamabad was recently bulldozed through the National Assembly and the Senate, effectively delaying polls, is ample proof of this. Polls in the capital were supposed to be held on the last day of the year, but with the PDM-led treasury steamrolling a bill that changes the number of UCs from 101 to 125 and calls for direct election of the mayor and deputy mayor through parliament, timely polls will be impossible. Moreover, the IHC has set aside the ECP’s decision against the increase of UCs in the capital.

Similar legal subterfuge has already been employed in Punjab, where frequent changes to the LG law have delayed polls. Meanwhile, in Sindh, the second phase of polls has been delayed multiple times this year as the provincial government has claimed force majeure because of the devastating floods, while also saying it lacks the security personnel to guarantee safe conduct of the polls. Though the floods argument initially made sense, the waters have receded and Karachi was never as affected by the monsoon deluge; therefore, the Sindh government’s excuses to delay the polls sound increasingly hollow. In fact, if not for the courts and the ECP, political parties in Pakistan may indefinitely delay the constitutional requirement of an elected third tier. Thanks to the ECP’s efforts, LG polls have now been set for mid-January in Karachi and Hyderabad, while Punjab is due to hold the electoral exercise in April 2023.

It is sincerely hoped that the parties that rule Sindh and Punjab no longer use excuses to delay the polls, and that the elections are held on time. Islamabad also deserves an elected local government, therefore a new timeline should be set and adhered to. From delivering basic services to putting in place plans to counter climate change, hardly any liveable city in the world has progressed without a responsive elected local government. However, Pakistan’s political class believes that cities and even neighbourhoods can be micromanaged by MNAs and MPAs, whom voters have to run after to get their streets swept or their gutters cleaned. This is not a viable state of affairs. The political parties need to change their mindset about local polls, which will only strengthen democracy in Pakistan, and not create hurdles in their way. Moreover, state institutions such as the courts and the ECP must also keep reminding political parties that holding local polls is a constitutional requirement.

Published in Dawn, December 25th, 2022

26/12/2022

"I am sory. "
"yeh. People always say that."

25/12/2022

"That's the thing about pain,"...
"It demands to be felt. "

24/12/2022

"Instead of forgetting about getting everything done,why not simply accept that being alive means having things to do. Then drop into full engagement with whatever you're doing, and let the worry go."

24/12/2022

" مجھے واپس اُس محبت بھری صدی میں جانا ہے جہاں محبتیں پُر خلوص ہوا کرتی تھی آجکل کی محبتیں ذہنی بیماری کا دوسرا نام ہے۔"

~ البرٹ فرینکلن
بذریعہ کتاب: اب انسان نہیں رہے

23/12/2022

There is no such thing as bad people. We're all just people who sometimes do bad things "

22/12/2022

"Going back to something is harder than you think."

21/12/2022

The truth is, there is no line. There's only your life ,how you mess it up, and who is there to save you.
Or who isn't.

21/12/2022

It is an oft-quoted saying, and one full of social wisdom: “Give a man a fish, and he will be hungry again to-morrow; teach him to catch a fish, and he will be richer all his life.”

20/12/2022

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too."

19/12/2022

Life is not only about reaching Heaven after you die; it is about dwelling in the Palace of God's eternal presence while you are living.

18/12/2022

If you set your goals ridiculously high and it is a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success.

18/12/2022
17/12/2022

"زندگی طوفان کے گزرنے کا انتظار نہیں کرتی... یہ بارش میں رقص سیکھنے کے بارے میں ہے۔ --

ویوین گرین

16/12/2022

"Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace."

16/12/2022

*رات کو بچوں سے یہ نہ کہا کریں کہ جلدی سو جاٶ صبح سکول جانا ھے بلکہ یوں کہا کریں کہ بچوں جلدی سو جاؤ صبح فجر کی نماز پڑھنی ھے. اسطرح کہنے سے نماز کی اہمیت اور دین سے محبت پیدا ہو گی الفاظ بدلیں، سوچ بدل جاٸیگی۔۔۔۔ان شاءاللہ۔۔۔*

15/12/2022

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26/11/2022

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