My family and I went to the Pakistan Maritime Museum today after years. It was a fun, fascinating trip, until we saw this.
This is what unabashed misogyny looks... like, approved and framed and given a place of honor by our own Pakistan Navy. This is disrespect of women made acceptable on an official level. This is what we mean when we say that your casually sexist joke exists on a spectrum of abuse. This is where our jokes end up: on the walls of a museum for the nation to learn from. This is how we have built our grotesque culture where women are dismissed and dehumanized and laughed at...and then worse.
Schools are frequent visitors at this museum. Children are going to see this nestled between a model of a submarine and a map of Pakistan's coast, and they will memorize it like a lesson. Like truth. My eleven year old sister and ten year old cousin were with us too. They absorb things instantly; they are creating themselves every minute. We try hard to teach these kids that they can be anything they want. We tried hard to keep them from seeing this today. When a young girl goes on an educational trip to this museum, she leaves having learnt this: she is the butt of the joke, and the whole country is laughing.
Hello Dosto !, We finally got around to revisiting our favorite Ibn e Qabeel. Its a song we feel very very strongly about, for its our collective screaming silence as a nation.
If you feel the same way, its then up to you all Sarkash friends out there to spread the message !
Production, Mix and Mastering : Umer Habib Uppal (Alif Studios) Cover Art: Hassan Moin
Sarkash at Creative mornings Islamabad.
YES!!! Sarkash is performing at the CreativeMornings/Islamabad.
Sarkash will be waking us all up through their music and poetry but not literally. Their awakeni...ng music and lyrics will force us to ponder and question things around us and will be a source of motivation and inspiration to act on it too.
The band was formed by Hamza, Huzaifa, and Omer in 2013.
Sarkash was formed as a band which charts its definition around a very strong set of socio-political ideas. Sarkash, as the name suggests is all about defiance - and making a positive change in the community on issues such as peace, minority rights, transgender rights, gender discrimination and human rights.
Its a free event but the Registration Is Mandatory! Please register from the link https://creativemornings.com/talks/omer-maqsood-qureshi
We are working on Dhal Ja's music video with some really talented people!
On a side note, what are your thoughts about the lyrics? Tell us what you think in the comment section and share the video
Remembering Faiz: A Tribute
Join Sarkash at The Farm for an evening dedicated to the great poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The programme, hosted by Theatre Wallay will include bilingual readings of classic pieces by Faiz as well as musical renditions of Faiz's poetry.
For More Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/122487801782360/?active_tab=about
Happy Independence day everyone !
These Pakistani Christians have given tribute to Pakistan on its 70th anniversary and its mesmerising.