Kevin Swander's Essay: The Rules Of Pakistani Women

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Kevin Swander said it best when he said, “Rules are rules, and no one’s exempt.” In this quote, Swander was saying that we all are required to follow the rules, and there should be no double standard that comes with it. In Pakistan , there are different rules that people are required to obey. One of the may amendments in the Pakistani Constitution says, “There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex”(Article 25). Yet, this law has been ignored by the Pakistanis time and time again. Thus, there should be stricter enforcement of that law to guarantee that Pakistani women are treated equally both in and out of their household. Pakistani women aren’t treated as Pakistani men are. Jibeen says that Pakistan is, “A large, complex, and heterogenous society, but one that has been associated with high levels of gender inequality overall” (475). In one of my essays that my class considered together, entitled, “Shia Girls” by Kathleen Jamie, she speaks briefly of the gender equality that she witnessed during her visit to Pakistan. Her, being from Scotland, was shocked to see the way women were treated compared to how she is treated in her country. Another …show more content…
Pakistan upholds to some laws while they disregard others. The five year long Asia Bibi trail is a prime example of how they listen to some laws. On the other hand, the illiteracy rate of women, and women being looked down on is a prime example of their lack of law enforcement. Pakistan should not be allowed to treat women the way they do. If the pakistani people were truly adhering to the constitution, and treating everyone equally, then these problems wouldn’t be as prevalent. as they are. Hence, Pakistan needs to take these stories of these young girls to heart and make a change. This all starts by better law enforcement. Thus, by enforcing the law of no discrimination against women, gender equality will truly be better, allowing women to have a chance at

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