Women’s Treatment in Pakistan
By Salahuddin Ayyub Toor

So, if you’ve read the article on women’s treatment in North America you know that 1/3 women face some form of abuse in their lifetime. Well I want to focus on another part of the world now. Pakistan, the country I’m from, did you know that women are abused in 80% of the households there? Let’s do some math, say there’s 175 million people in Pakistan, half of that is women so 87 million, and 80% of that is…70million. So approximately 70 million women are in abusive situation right now, just in one country, does anyone else feel like throwing up like I do? Women are raped, beaten, thrown acid upon in Pakistan and being a guy living in Canada that makes me sick because I see women everyday in my life, smiling and being happy but imagining 80% of them in such a horrible state not only breaks my heart but makes me mad pissed. Pakistan isn’t the only country like this though, India, Bangladesh, so many countries choose to devaluate their women and torture them for the stupidest reasons. People, we need to stop this, seriously, just because this problem is happening in a world we’re not from or have ever been to or are currently involved in doesn’t mean we don’t have an obligation to act and try and help. What’s even more pathetic is that the people in Pakistan who try to stand up for women become targets also. The saddest thing in the world is when the people who are trying to make a difference in the world are turned into martyrs for what they believe in. Lastly, the thing that upset me the most about this topic, is that the women who are standing up for the tortured, who are trying to help and stand up for women’s rights are being persecuted saying that they are leading women away from their Islamic values. I give a challenge to anyone in the world, to show me where in Islam, it says that a woman should be raped, thrown acid upon and beaten for the reason that she has “dishonored” her family. When they are hurt that’s unacceptable and unforgivable, when their saviors are killed that’s a sin that only god can judge. Its time for the world to grow up and realize something that little kids in grade one are taught everyday, treat people, like you’d want to be treated.


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