Fatima Ahmed

Fatima Ahmed

The author is an undergrad student from Karachi and other than wondering or wandering, her hobbies include worrying. She suffers from anxiety disorder. She has been an avid reader all her life and has a secret passion for singing too.

They said I was a paedophile, a prostitute, sick in the head, all because I loved a younger man

I was in the 10th grade when a friend of mine told us that she was in love with this guy who was a trainee pilot and was six years older than her. Quite frankly, it did not strike me as anything unusual since my own parents have an age gap of around eight years between them. And if anything, such age differences are deemed desirable by our society at large. I was also fully aware that my friend was mature and knew what she was doing. At no point in that conversation were the intentions of the guy doubted. ...

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