Problem of women sexual harassment is increasingly coming out of closet. In Pakistan 68% women get sexually harassed and these are only reported figures, there are several other women who get harassed every other day but, stay quiet due to the fear of bringing shame to family and not to forget the fact that women are repeatedly told to stay quiet. Recently Karachi University’s teacher filed a compliant against a male colleague for harassing her. What KU’s teacher did is a brave act in country like Pakistan speaking out against sexual harassment is taboo because most of the women stay quiet because they don’t want to become talk of town.
Most of people don’t even consider constant staring, intentional touching, making explicit remarks as sexual harassment and these kinds of things often happen with women who travel in public transport, but women who work to feed their families are the most vulnerable target of molesters. Continuously asking government to protect women is useless it is now our turn to stand up against it. Let’s stand up against one of the major loopholes in our society. Women are often considered faulty creation of God in our society. When someone has three sons, people congratulate him and when one has three daughters people see those parents with sympathy as if women are creation of a lesser God. For the millionth time we request government to take some serious step in right direction and kindly protect women weather, it comes to honour killing or sexual harassment. —Karachi