Qandeel Baloch is a name that refused to wipe itself out from society even after a passage of considerable time. A year down to the horrific day of her murder and we cannot stop talking about her – each day with more admiration than ever before.
The fact remains that she was an epitome of women empowerment in Pakistan, her bold and striking videos revolutionized the norms of a woman’s life choices in our society.
In one of her last posts, Qandeel said:
“As women we must stand up for ourselves. As women we must stand up for justice. I believe I am a modern day feminist. I am just a women with free thoughts free mindset and I LOVE THE WAY I AM.”
Freedom of expression, action and thought for women is what she supported, something that is yet unfamiliar to our society. And the best reflection of this misogynistic thinking would be none other than struggling television host, Waqar Zaka.
Whether it was a publicity stunt by the controversial personality or he genuinely does not understand the concept of women empowerment, is yet to be understood.
However, one thing is surely true that a post like the one recently uploaded on his official Facebook page identifies him as a plague to our society.
In his post, Waqar Zaka directly ridiculed all supporters of women empowerment and posed himself as completely against the glorification of Qandeel Baloch.
He also seems to like the word Lol a lot,
“Lol … Pakistan, how confused u can be … Qandeel Baloch k liya aaj every girl is posting, we feel so excited about her serial lol … women empowerment lol”
However the highlight of his status was a direct jab at Lollywood actress, Meera jee and sarcastic comment on honor killing
“I guess Meera k marney k baad tou us ka Minar bana dou gaey lol oh but for that she needs to be killed by a man.”
Luckily the educated lot of our society stepped out and bashed Waqar Zaka on his ignorance, reminding him of his hypocrisy and how he had once supported her.
At a loss of words, the television host kept arguing that a woman’s personal choice of clothes is not an example of women empowerment.
He also believes that a woman’s life choices are NOT her very own right and someone who promotes such concepts is not worthy of glory.
But to our consolation, at least Waqar Zaka does not support Qandeel’s murder!
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