Outlawed in Pakistan: a documentary about speaking out against rape


In Pakistan, females who speak out against their rapists often more strongly condemned than their alleged attackers. Some are even killed by their own families. ‘Outlawed in Pakistan’ is an incredible documentary by filmmakers Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann. In the documentary, they follow victim Kainat Soomro’s quest to speak out about her trauma and navigate through … Continue reading Outlawed in Pakistan: a documentary about speaking out against rape

Menstrual taboos


I grew up in a moderately traditional Indian/Hindu household and every month when my period decided to pay me a visit, there were strict rules which had to be followed. “You’re not allowed to go to the Mandir (temple)”. “You’re not allowed to participate in [insert random religious activity here]”. “You can attend but sit … Continue reading Menstrual taboos