Hirah Siddiqui

Hirah Siddiqui

The author has a degree in Mass Communication from Jinnah University and has worked at web desk of ARY News. She occasionally writes for The News on their special editions. She loves following and writing about current affairs and sports. She tweets as @HirahSidd (twitter.com/HirahSidd)

An open letter to the man I birthed

Last year, I entered the world’s finest and most respected club – motherhood. From then till now, my life has been a real rollercoaster ride. I never imagined my life as a nappy-changing, breastfeeding mother, but doing all this just made me more complete than ever. People had warned me that raising a boy was a different job and it truly is. Giving birth to a boy in a society like ours is a victory itself. The first words you hear after your delivery are,  “Mubarak ho, beta hua hai!” (Congratulations, it’s a son!) Every face around you, from the Dadi to the Nani, glows with the reassurance that ...

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The women molested were your responsibility, Khan Sahib, and you fed them to the wolves

Dear Imran Khan, I write to you today, not as a woman, but as one of those supporters who, whilst having issues with your ideology, had belief in your ability to unite the nation. You are one of the few leaders the nation believed in and idolised for being vocal about equal rights for all. Women, in this misogynistic society, needed a leader like you to stand up for their rights. But disturbing events have started to occur. While on one hand, you talk about women empowerment and equal rights for every individual, your female supporters are still being harassed and physically abused, as was seen in your ...

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