Twitter has been hit by ‘Aunty Pakistan’ (@AuntyPakistan). The account starting tweeting from August 30 2015, but it already has 2,119 followers. And the number is growing after every tweet!
The account’s tweets are bold and blunt. It targets sexism and misogyny in a quintessential patriarchal society. The account voices the concerns of women in a society where gender discrimination prevails and many women are unable to express their opinion openly.
Aunty Pakistan is hitting male chauvinism hard!
Aunty Pakistan (@AuntyPakistan) September 1, 2015
The account has a display picture of a lady smoking in Pakistani cultural dress and the cover photo states ‘Papu yar tang na kar warna pyar hojae ga’ (Hey man! Don’t disturb or you will fall in love). Aunty Pakistan describes herself as ‘Peechay peechay aanda meri chaal waikhi jaye... Main Aurat hon, Ornament nahi. Also known as #Pakistani #Ghaddar #Muslim #Kafir #Mother’.
Even though ‘Aunty Pakistan’ has been welcomed by many, understandably it already has many detractors. A large number of people have reacted negatively and have been trying to get the account suspended. But it seems Aunty Pakistan is here to stay as a much needed voice for Pakistani women.
Here are some of Aunty Pakistan’s most popular tweets so far:
Hamza & I went to beach together. He looked like a stud in his costume & I looked a Slut in mine. Thank u Misogyny #PakistaniWomenProblems— Aunty Pakistan (@AuntyPakistan) September 1, 2015
Dear Men, just like u dont like any boy checking out ur sister/gf, I also dont like when you undress me on the streets with ur tharki eyes— Aunty Pakistan (@AuntyPakistan) September 1, 2015
Dear @JunaidJamshedPK is it Allah who doesnt like to mention women's name or is it men like you who can't stand women getting importance?— Aunty Pakistan (@AuntyPakistan) August 30, 2015
Perhaps the reason our parliament is silent on Kasur is because numerous of our parliamentarians would be caught for having sex with minors— Aunty Pakistan (@AuntyPakistan) August 30, 2015