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EXPOSING THE NAKED EVIL OF SOME PAKISTANI MEN
When Pakistani born Canadian photographer Naureen Shah sent out an invitation for her photo exhibition (below) she wasn’t surprised that very few males responded.
But she WAS surprised and taken aback at the hateful hostility and attacks levelled at her. She has since received a slew of hate mail, mostly from Pakistani males. The most current one http://www.siasat.pk/forum/showthread.php?122521-Naked-Stare-of-a-Pakistani-Man-Exhibition-by-a-Shameless-Pakistani-Photographer-in-Canada invites Canadian Pakistanis to stop this exhibition from taking place and to revoke Naureen’s Pakistani passport. People are asked to write to the Pakistani consulate.
This is ironic. The Pakistani Consulate in Toronto is just reeling from a sex scandal where a Consular official has been accused of sexually assaulting a female passport applicant. Pakistanis who are blogging against Naureen should know that she is only showing photographs whereas the Consulate is a hotbed of intrigue and physically dangerous to women so why don’t they ask Pakistani-Canadians to go and rally outside the Pakistani Consulate???? The double standards are so obvious. Batter women because you can. This is exactly what this photography exhibition is about.
It’s interesting to note that Naureen has rendered no opinion about this exhibit – the photos speak for themselves but it seems that Pakistanis are not able to stomach any criticism and lash back with facts which if they were not so dangerous, would be funny.
We are both supposedly on the payroll of the Ahmadis!
PLEASE COME OUT TO SUPPORT ARTISTIC EXPRESSION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH BECAUSE WE ARE CANADIAN
Naked Stare of a Pakistani Man Photography Exhibition by Naureen Shah
DATE: Saturday, July 14, 2012
VENUE: The industREALarts Room, 688 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C3 (Near Bathurst & Queen West)
EVENT TIMINGS : 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm
SPOKEN WORD: By Raheel Raza at 4:30pm
About the Photographer:
Naureen Shah has been working as a freelance photographer for the past 20 years. Besides working for the major publications and advertising agencies in Pakistan Naureen’s work in recent years has concentrated on women and women’s issues. In Toronto she has worked for the Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star. In August 2002 Naureen traveled to the Afghan Refugee camp Jalozai to photograph the flight of Afghan Refugee women and children. Her work on Afghan women has been widely exhibited in Canada, United States and Pakistan. Naureen aims through her photography to celebrate and pay tribute to women and highlight not only their issues but also their strength.
” It had never occurred to me, until my last trip to Pakistan, that I could develop some kind of connection with Pakistani men, especially the ones in the street through my camera. If I had stayed in Pakistan, I would have never thought of doing this project. Class issues and fear would have come in the way. This is one of the phenomenon that happen with immigration…you can look at your society from a distance. Feeling that I was a foreigner gave me the courage to approach men in the streets of Pakistan….. felt somehow safe, that they would not hurt me. There in my own country, with my own people, with people that look like me. But in retrospect, I don’t think Pakistani men have changed. I am the one that has changed”.
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