Category: Gender Studies

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The Star-crossed Children

By: Rida Zainab Kharal How priceless are relaxing Sunday mornings for children enjoying the bounties of a day with no school related work? No child would ever like imagining a life without Sundays, but all kids are not lucky to experience a dawn that does not bring getting up early to go engage in work […]

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Hurdling Women Empowerment; Men or Women

Article By: Rida Zainab Kharal I wonder why our society is so stagnant about women.Why misogyny , in one form or the other exits in every mind? A girl child is mostly an ”unwanted child” , later a burden to the family that has to be married off (bojh).Then come the in-laws teaching a girl, […]

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Development Feminism

Development Feminism is another form of Gender Reforms Feminism. This kind of feminism aims at highlighting women issues in post-colonial industrially developing countries. A detail note on this form of feminism is available in the given paragraphs. Development Feminists held colonialism responsible for gender based division of labour force in developing countries. It argued that […]

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Marxist Feminism

Marxist Feminism is another kind of Gender Reform Feminism. As the name indicates this idea of feminism is based primarily on the theory of socialism presented by Karl Marx and Engels. Details of this form of feminism have been given in below paragraphs. Development Feminism Marxist Feminism Some of the important points of Marxist Feminism […]

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Liberal Feminism

To explain the concept of sex and gender and to highlight various gender inequalities problems and present solution for them, different feminist theories have been developed by different feminist groups. One such feminist theory is Liberal Feminism. Marxist Feminism Origin Of Liberal Feminism The roots of liberal feminism can be traced back to 1800 and […]

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Status Of Women’s And Gender Studies in Pakistan

The discipline of Women’s Studies has emerged in west especially after the Second Wave Feminism while Gender Studies emerged in 1990s due to the expansion of the scope of Women Studies. The basic purpose behind the creation of these fields of study was to appraised and acknowledged the importance of women in society. In Pakistan […]

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Understanding Gender Mainstreaming

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment are the two major objectives of all feminist movements which can be achieved by undertaking a number of steps. One such step is Gender Mainstreaming. The concept is relatively new and came into being in 1995. Therefore it is necessary to first understand what is gender mainstreaming before going into […]

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Problems With #Me Too Movement

Tarana Burke, an Afro American woman in 2006 after experiencing sexual harassment launched a movement with the name of #Me Too to encourage women to speak up publically about their sexual molestation and to put an end to sexual abuse of women in America and around the world. Her movement could not get much public […]

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#Me Too Campaign Pakistan

#Me Too Movement in Pakistan remained a hot potato for a few months in 2018 when women from film industry and other social sectors began sharing their alleged stories of sexual harassment by fellow male workers. As most of the complainants could not prove their case, so the movement gradually starts losing its ground and […]