BBC News, The fury in Pakistan sparked by a misogynist minister, 2 August 2023

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“”Some years ago, there would not have been such an outcry, and he would not be required to give any kind of response or explanation,” she [sociologist Nida Kirmani] says. “The recent response to Khawaja Asif’s sexist comments are the culmination of a long and sustained struggle by women’s rights activists.”

“She says social media has been an obvious gamechanger, offering women the space to speak up.”


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