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Beaten But Not Defeated | Feministaniat

By AK
May 2016
Beaten But Not Defeated | Feministaniat

I continue to flinch at loud noises, avoid violent films and substitute “hit” for “beaten” because being hit is not the same as being beaten. I am not beaten. I do not accept defeat.
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Filming from the Margins | Feministaniat

Aug 2015
Poster - Safar

Feministaniat interviews emerging South Asian filmmaker, Mariam Zaidi, on how ableism and migration shaped her first short film, Safar.
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Police-walli Spy | FEMINISTANIAT

May 2015

The US State Department and Pakistani police are working together to increase state surveillance in our communities by using women.
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Naya Pakistan: Gora Pakistan | Feministaniat

Apr 2015
Apa jee has successfully transformed the desire for whiteness into a nationalist desire for development.

Apa jee has successfully transformed the desire for whiteness into a nationalist desire for development.
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Majboori Da | Feministaniat

Feb 2015
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I ask her what she thinks about women working outside of the house, whether she thinks it’s a good thing or a bad thing. She says: ‘majboori da’ - I have no choice.
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Imperialist Baji | Feministaniat

Jan 2015
Aman-o-Nisa members looking pretty star-struck upon meeting Sister Hillary.

As an elder sister (Hadia Baji), even though I have a fair share of stories of how complicated sisterhood can be, I find this bond of solidarity between our Imperialist Baji, Sister Hillary, and NGO-wallis a bit strange.
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Pakistani Military: Feminist or Not? | Feministaniat

Dec 2014
Ayesha Farooq is a female Pakistani fighter pilot, and is one of five women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force.

What does it mean for the Pakistani woman’s role in war to have transformed from passive dua-making to active ‘lady-fighting’ the Taliban in this particular moment in history?
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