Madiha Tahir

Madiha Tahir

The author is an independent journalist and co-found Tanqeed (www.tanqeed.org) with Mahvish Ahmad. She is the director of Wounds of Waziristan and currently a PhD candidate at Columbia University. She tweets as @Madi_Hatter (twitter.com/Madi_Hatter)

Poor little rich boy

Three days ago, Shaan Taseer, a forty-something scion of one of the wealthiest families in Pakistan trashed a couple of college students half his age, over a school project. The attack was sexist, classist — and public. And, it went downhill from there. Taseer’s delicate sensibilities were initially offended by the students’ small protest-art installation comprising of 25 sanitary napkins taped to a wall inside their school campus. The seven friends, young women and men, hoped to stir a conversation about the body shaming that accompanies the onset of menstruation. Instead, the students, particularly two of the women, were singled out for verbal ...

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