After a sexist facebook group by the name of ‘Dankpuna at LUMS’ was discovered last week, a large number of female students staged a sit-in in protest in front of the university’s Office of Students Affairs.
The sit in at LUMS today against the misogyny that prevails on campus and on online spaces. 💜✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/4rO5K83zvh
— maryam (@mansoromonster) April 8, 2019
Reportedly the facebook-based sexist group had more than 600 male members comprising of male students from the university and alumni and was based on content revolving around misogynistic views and inappropriate dark humour reflecting upon rape and derogatory remarks and fellow female students!
An official sit in statement was released shortly after the group was brought in to spotlight.
The university expressed great disappointment and agreed that the whole episode was indeed unfortunate and released an official statement stating. “We hope that this event will help further the culture of respect on our campus.”
Pakistanis took to Twitter to show their immense support for the female students of the university.
Whenever I heard the phrase “men are trash” i used to become defensive immediately. But today after seeing a dank meme group made by some undergrads of Lums where they share sexist and noxious memes, ive lost it. Can’t explain how much disgust I feel for being a man. #MenAreTrash
— •~• (@Shafinated) April 6, 2019
Female students at LUMS just called out some 600 male students in a disgusting sexist meme group on facebook.
Listen, all I wanna say is that women are amazing and it makes me cry just how great they are. God bless.
— No (@Bluemagicboxes) April 5, 2019
There's a dude on Facebook defending the LUMS dankpuna boys with the logic that "it was a closed group, leaking screenshots was an invasion of privacy"
I am so fucking done. Thanos was right.
— H™ (@MahatmaaGanji) April 9, 2019
The sit in at LUMS confirms my belief that the future of feminism, and of female resistance is, InshaAllah, bright in Pakistan.
— Madiha R (@ahidamzair) April 9, 2019