Award-winning supermodel Amna Baber took to Instagram yesterday to share a harrowing incident. According to her post, a few young boys on a motorbike followed her around while she was driving alone, hurling insults at her and making obscene gestures. When she took a picture of them one of them flicked her and they only ran away when her mother hurled her shoe at them.
This is obviously not the first time an unaccompanied girl has been harassed in Pakistan. The questions that Amna asked, and what we all need tackle collectively is ‘why do men feel the need to threaten women and girls and when will this ever stop ? Why do people just stand and watch, and why is this acceptable?’
I am very disturbed and upset after what just took place I truly wonder what kind of society we live in ? I was driving home after running some errands to pick up my mom and these boys started making obscene faces started swearing at me and kept calling me names I was alone got scared as no one even tried to help me and went to pick up my mother and took her to the mall there I saw them again I took pictures of them and one of them showed me the middle finger and called me a badmash My mother got upset to and she took of one of her shoes these boys were then told by other people to run way Why do men feel the need to threaten women and girls when will this ever stop ???? Why do people just stand and watch why is this acceptable????
Previously, model Zara Peerzada also took to Instagram to call out profiles for trying to solicit models.
What is even more disturbing are some of the comments made on Amna’s post by supposedly literate, educated people. Are these the men we are raising to send into society?
It is high time we shift from training our girls on how to think, dress and conduct themselves in public and focus on the boys.