And I’m in it! I discuss Mukhtar Mai’s recent marriage and its reception in the Pakistani press:
In early April, Mukhtar Mai, the Pakistani survivor of a tribal-ordered gang rape who prosecuted her rapists rather than accepting a tradition of suicide after rape, married her bodyguard, Nasir Abbas Gabol.
Scathing condemnations of the marriage came from Pakistani writers, women’s groups, and news outlets. While the circumstances under which she married are troubling, the way that Pakistani media has discussed the Mai and her marriage is equally troubling.
Chay magazine is a much-needed and frank magazine about sexuality in Pakistan, so give it a read!