Violence or humiliation isn't sexy; about time fashion industry accepts that

01:50 PM | 20 Dec, 2018
Violence or humiliation isn't sexy; about time fashion industry accepts that
While scrolling through social media today, a post by Ali Gul Pir caught my attention - he had criticized a fashion photoshoot. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the original post. For a minute, I couldn't believe my eyes. The post featured a female model being HUMILIATED by another female model. What astonished me the most was the fact that the said photo was from a photoshoot by the Pakistani extension of a renowned international publication.

Photo Courtesy: Yasser Abdul Aziz Dar

As much as I love the make-up and other aesthetics,  the positioning of Sadaf Kanwal's foot on Iman Malik's face is beyond understanding. What is the publication trying to show here? That it's totally okay and normal to have someone put their feet on your face? To be treated as a slave? Or that humiliation is sexy? And women 'like' being humiliated.

In ancient cultures, where slavery existed, it was considered normal for masters to put their feet on their slaves' faces. But this isn't an ancient culture. This is the 21st century - slavery isn't being endorsed anymore and there are laws against it. Humiliating anyone is also against basic human rights - as per article 3 of the Human Rights Act.

This sort of portrayal not only hurts the dignity of one's self but also real world consequences. For instance, a study on "Gender and Sex" found out that the constant objectification of women, the romanticizing of violence and major themes of male power in media and fashion industry actually led many "real-life rapists to believe that women 'enjoy' sadomasochistic sex, being humiliated or 'like' being forced."

While the rest of the world is trying to give a voice to and empower women, we are still degrading and humiliating them in the name of culture, fashion, and entertainment. Despite all these laws and regulations, the portrayal of violence or humiliation by the fashion industry is condemnable and people are finally speaking up against it:

Maybe it's time to revolutionize the industry and actually empower women instead of objectifying them.


Rupee recovers marginally against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee saw marginal improvement against US dollar as it appreciated in the open bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved up and was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 30 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates in Pakistan increase; Check today’s gold rates 30 November 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 30 November 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,600, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs187,420.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs200,380, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs191,275 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,950.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Karachi PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Islamabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Peshawar PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Quetta PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sialkot PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Attock PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujranwala PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Jehlum PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Multan PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Bahawalpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Gujrat PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nawabshah PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Chakwal PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Hyderabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Nowshehra PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Sargodha PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Faisalabad PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675
Mirpur PKR 218,600 PKR 2,675


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