The gender-shaming we live with is so subtle, so ingrained in our psyche that we never feel “good enough” and when we face situations that we don’t want, we’d rather suffer and not say anything.
Why is Islam so afraid of questioning? True God wouldn’t be afraid. True God is above fear so why can’t we find the true “Islam” by questioning, by reflecting and by challenging the “inhumane” ways of some Muslims.
I was taught by the society that by sacrificing my own needs and desires, I become honourable in the eyes of Allah. To speak against it is simply blasphemous…
I dread what is about to happen to me. I know it’s coming as I hear him come to bed.
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She is to be kept away from all sex conversations until two days before she was to be married. A married woman is assigned to “inform” the bride of her sexual duties.
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In the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, we women grow up with a concept called “Mijazi Khuda”, meaning “like God”, or “figurative God”, or “Next to God”, or “little God”.
Unless more women talk about it; unless more of us bring our shame to the limelight, we will continue to be enslaved in the name of religion and culture
When we operate from our wounds; when we believe that we are not worthy; when we believe that we can’t trust anyone else; and, when we shut down so much that it’s hard for us to connect with our own feelings, what impact do we have on the ones we love?
When the perpetrator denies, they show their UNWILLINGNESS to confront themselves. They show their disconnection with themselves and with others and their denial means that they would continue to hurt others…
In my mind, I like the idea of the fairytale. I want all my problems to end; to disappear. Is that really possible?