I've had very little time to post lately.... the courses I'm in this semester are taking every moment of my spare time...I do apologize...but today someone shared an article with me I could not ignore.
So I'm going to try to do this as quickly as possible.
Express Tribune is not my favourite Pakistani newspaper... they often print things that are misogynistic, and just plain bad writing. But on the flipside they do create some sort of voice for more liberal Pakistani thoughts as well, by posting stories about taboos like homosexuality, etc. Their intention for doing so I believe is not as honorable - they just want hits. They want to create controversy and be talked about... which is not the worst thing...thats what all media does to an extent. But the fact that they print some horrifically offensive stuff just to get hits is what really gets my goat. Don't pretend to be pro-women and then go publish misogyny.
Responsible journalism is a thing ET. Look it up.
There are some nice and professional people who work there that I've interacted with, but my experience with some of their people asking me if they could publish my work was less than great. They screwed up on the basic principle of giving credit where credit was due. Took my work and published it on certain social media sites without asking me AND without any real link to me or my blog at all. You'd think a simple email would fix this... oh no no...the woman I had the pleasure of dealing with was on some strange power trip where even though she asked me for my work, she wasnt willing to listen or perhaps unable to comprehend something as simple as , "hey - why did u put my work up there without telling me or linking to me, could u at least add a link?" --- anyhow, i don't want to go on a rant about that... just telling u that i personally didnt have a great experience either. Several emails later, with multiple screenshots explaining what I meant, the problem was half-assedly fixed.
Anyway, back to the issue at hand. You can read the 'article' in question here, but for our purposes I will be responding to select parts.
Now its true, bridezillas are for real... as are groomzillas. Horrible people get married just like not-so-horrible people do (and certain stressful situations just bring out the worst in humans)... you can joke about how they're annoying and bossy during their wedding, but some things are most certainly not funny - especially if you reduce them to fit one specific gender... and it's sad that I even have to point this out to you MsT whoever you are.... if you're a woman yourself, its even sadder.
The title alone is enough to make u want to gag on the idiocy
"7 Bridal oddities you are sure to meet in Pakistan!"
who's running this fucking paper? Brides are women and people... not to be referred to as 'oddity 1' or 'oddity 2'.
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"This secret-agent bride has an uncanny ability to conceal all information about her wedding and dodge all inquiries. Torture her if you must but she will not fess up. Confront her during her nikah signing or barge into her room on her wedding night and she will STILL deny it!"
What the fuck are you actually confronting her about and why? And WHAT on the fucking face of this earth justifies barging into someone's room on their wedding night? Just because your appetite for juicy details wasn't satisfied? I mean this is just plain rude to both individuals involved.. and not to mention a pretty stupid joke.