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13 Sep, 7 tweets, 3 min read
A hashtag appeared on panel asking for public hangings of rapists. I did initial data comparison of people who participated in this hashtag and various other hashtags. I found that
1) 27% users who were propagating "a woman shouldn't travel without a Mehram escorting her"
demanded public hangings of rapists.
2) 13% of "Travel with Mehram" advocates used abusive word "Randi" in their recent tweets while addressing some women on social media.
3) Out of users of "Randi" word in their recent tweets, 13% asked for public hangings
4) 12% users who contributed to a hashtag glorifying Khalid's act of killing a person in the court, demanded public hangings of rapists.
5) 8% users who labelled #AuratMarch2020 as Fahashi and Aurat Barbadi march, now asked for public hangings of rapists
6) 11% of users who ran derogatory hashtag against women (Expired Khusray) now promoting public hangings of rapists.
7) 14% users who tweeted with hashtag "Ghazi ka paigham, ghustakh ki saza maut" during July, are now contributing to hashtag asking for public hanging of rapists
The statistics point toward a relationship between controlling behaviour (like restricting women's mobility), misogyny and extremism. Quoting religious references to restrict women's mobility in one tweet and using abusive words against women in other tweet, is something
indicative of instrumental use of religion to strengthen patriarchal control.
Internalisation of violence has reached to a level where solution to everything seems in more violence. Individuals asking for public hangings of rapists in one tweet, they glorified mob and
extra judicial killings in other tweets. With this emotional and mental state it is difficult to ponder on and pursue long-term solutions to grave social issues.

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