Feminist movements have gained ground in pakistan as well like in all other countries of the world as education and awareness is becoming common. Though Aurat March and other protests like it are more covered by the media, there are many women in the country who are working towards women rights and elevation of their social status through different platforms. The results however, have not been very visible on ground as many think that Pakistan is majorly a country of lower and lower middle class and these feminist movements have not been able to even recognize their core issues. There has also been a lot of discussion over feminism in Pakistan being applied partially and many vocal people from the movement working more towards women superiority rather than equal rights.
Uroosa Siddiqui was a guest on Nida Yasor’s show where she was giving advice to young to-be-married girls on how to tacle their life with a new family post-marriage. She talked about respect being the most important factor in this new relationship. She advised the young women to respect everyone in their new family.
Uroosa said that clarify your feminist beliefs before you get married. Clarify your thoughts on if you will pick your husband’s shoes or not or you will serve breakfast to your mother in law or not. She said that you should remember that you are going to a new space and they will have their own set of rules like you go to a new school or a new office. It takes time to understand. She also said that if you keep on giving respect, one day the other party will realize it.
Here is what advice Uroosa had for women: