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21 Jul, 13 tweets, 3 min read
July 4th:
A video goes viral of two men beating their sister and mother with a helmet and a hammer because she asked for her rightful inheritance.

July 6th:
We reject the Domestic Violence bill trends with many religious clerics coming out against the bill, notably
Mufti Tariq Masood and Ansar Abbasi. Imran Khan succumbs to their pressure and asks the CII to review it.

July 7th:
Usman Mirza allegedly breaks into a hotel room and assaults a couple.

July 15th:
Umar Khalid Memon allegedly tortured his wife Quratulain for hours and
killed her in Hyderabad.

July 18th:
Raza Ali allegedly shot dead his wife and injured his children shooting at them in Peshawar.

July 18th:
Daughter of the Afghan ambassador allegedly gets kidnapped and injured from Islamabad.

July 20th:
Zahir Jaffer allegedly beheaded
Noor Mukaddum in Islamabad.

These are just the stories that went viral in the last two weeks. The newspapers are full of similar stories over the last two weeks where women were assaulted, beaten, and murdered.

I've tried not thinking about it all day but it is impossible to
celebrate Eid knowing this country is not safe for women.

What else is there left to say?

Women need to watch what they wear? Children are getting assaulted each day, should we put young boys in armour because men will be men?

Women need to stay home.
These are women getting assaulted at home.

Hum apni ma bhain biwi kee izzat jantay hain.
These are stories of people murdering their ma, bhain, biwi.

Bardasht karna chaiye.
Bardasht kartay kartay mar gayee hain ye auratain.
Islam mard ko aurat ko marnay kee ijazat deta hay?
If you think your religion allows you to do this, it's not the religion but you who are the monster who looks at justification for his crimes in religion. You will go to hell.

And let's not pretend these are outliers.
These aren't the savage Taliban in the North. These are men you know. Men you're friends with. Men you see.

You cry not all men but yes these are most men. If you are not murdering your wife, congratufuckinglations, you're an ally because the bar really is that low.
A celebrity gets called out for domestic violence and the entire industry supports him. A singer gets called out for sexual harassment and the entire internet makes him a hero. A writer abuses women on TV and he becomes a national icon.

Qandeel is dead and Mufti Qavi,
is living his best life.

Fuck you if you say 'Not All Men' because it is our entire society that keeps protecting men, men who blame women, men who promote rape culture, men who defend harassers, men who reject domestic violence bill, men that tell you it is our religion
or culture that allows you to beat women, men who don't file FIRs when women go to the police, men who ask women to do a two finger test, men who gather families to tell the wife to be silent about abuse, men who tell their daughters they are better dead than divorced, the idea
that you will hang one person and women will be safe again is insane because sure not all men, but God damn, it
really does seem to be most of us.

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