Recently, a clip of Mawra Hocane from an old eid special of Nida Yasir’s show Good Morning Pakistan has been making rounds on the internet.
In the viral snippet from the interview, the 27-year-old said “I think that’s (catcalling) just Lahore’s fun, boys tease you. They play loud music from their cars. I think that’s just the feel of Lahori Eid.”
“So we don’t mind. It’s okay, keep looking at us,” she added.
Twitterati are now schooling Mawra Hocane for “glorifying” harassment while calling catcalling a part of Lahori culture!
Harassment and catcalling can never be a source of fun or something that gives you a “feel of Eid.”
In a country like Pakistan, where nearly every other girl has been a victim of harassment, Mawra further romanticized the problematic behavior of boys when she could’ve used her influence to do better!
And please look out before you speak on behalf of other women who feel threatened by such behavior unlike you!
Or maybe belonging to the privileged lot, you don’t really realise the gravity of the issue!
And what is even more enraging is the fact that all the other guests casually laugh and ignore this disturbing comment.
Also, it could’ve been edited out as Eid shows don’t go on-air live!
So, no Mawra Hocane, catcalling is NOT fun, culture, or gives you a feeling of Eid. It is harassment and you calling this fun is normalizing and enabling it in public places.
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