Natalia Tariq

Natalia Tariq

Manages the Transparency Program at Open Society Foundation Pakistan and is an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She tweets as @NataliaTariq87 (twitter.com/NataliaTariq87 Facebook profile: (www.facebook.com/natalia.tariq.3)

December 17, 2013
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The repercussions of being a working woman instead of a mother in Pakistan

Recently, I posted an article on Facebook titled, ‘Sorry but being a mother is not the most important job in the world’ only to be faced with the wrath of many women, both with and without children, about how insensitive this article was and how I would never understand the importance of motherhood until I had my own child. The reaction I received to the post points to two things. First, perhaps understandably, the reactions seemed to be based on emotions rather than a critical reading of what the article actually says. The author is in no way trying to deride or ...

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