Trigger warning: victim blaming, harassment
Another day, another gross explanation made by a man to define submissiveness and modesty to a woman. It seems like even though women are continuously harassed and sexually assaulted despite more than 80% of them wear fully covered clothing in public places, men will use the most absurd reasons to blame women instead of harassers and rapists.
A video trended on Twitter today where a news reporter from PNN News suggested that the reason why women are harassed and raped is because men are flies, and women are lollipops which are not covered up. Like is this not offensive for both men and women? Women are not objects for you to gaze upon and cover up when you’re not satisfied by them, and men are not animals who have no sense or respect!
Women on Twitter rightfully called out this sexist and gross suggestion, and reminded men that they are done with them blaming the victim for the crimes committed by the aggressor! Especially when now even little boys are molested in madrasa’s, women are not safe with family members or even when they’re outside completely covered in abaya’s.
I pray for the safety of women that interact with this man on a daily basis pic.twitter.com/MsiG53W2gl
— Anaya Khan (@AnayaNKhan) June 23, 2021
Are we to understand that this man wouldn’t mind eating wrapped food he finds lying on the street? https://t.co/yOnTKTbkcT
— Daniyal Shaikh (@Batlerbingman) June 24, 2021
He himself is the bacteria actually.. 😬 Also polluting the environment 🤦♂️ https://t.co/0gx5RSty1B
— Ehsan Aly (@ehsan_smile) June 24, 2021
This vile creature came up with an absurd analogy by comparing women with sweets. This is what happens when the chief executive of a country is condescendingly patronizing the perpetrator and blaming the victim for her choice of cloth as opposed https://t.co/TaAmuhPNxG
— Dawood khan (@Dawoodk06) June 24, 2021
According to this man, babies, boys, dead bodies, dogs, dolphins etc. Are all toffees.
Only men are human in Pakistan. https://t.co/P51NPFfKny
— b a t a k h (@ZaaraKA) June 24, 2021
Once more, the gross notion that was made at first by our PM that men who do not lust after women are “robots” and now this reporter who says that men are flies that immediately want to come after uncovered women only points out that men are incapable of sense or logic and that they’re all rapists. Women do not exist to be gazed upon, and neither do we need to conform to a certain ideal in order to be considered worthy of respect by others. Stop blaming victims, and start holding rapists accountable for their actions!