KARACHI: Nadia Jamil is many things, a cancer survivor, an excellent actress who specializes in her craft, an advocate against fairness creams, and a vocal opponent of child sexual abuse documenting her own personal incidents. Recently she vocalized her opinion about another deeply problematic subject: Toxic masculinity. Nadia Jamil took to her Twitter to explain how dangerous the supposed idea of masculinity can be.
In her tweet, she wrote, “Toxic unsafe dangerous masculinity is self-entitled, rapes, ogles, disrespects, has a sense of ownership over women, sees women as sexual objects, is violent, abusive. There is also a deeply nurturing, poetic, beautiful masculinity that nurtures, strengthens, progresses & empowers. Choose.”
She wrote, “A woman’s body belongs to her. Our bodies are sensitive and often women themselves are not given the mental freedom to understand how amazing and intricate our bodies are. No man has the right to force himself upon you. If you feel unheard, unseen, trapped & disrespected, find support.”
An active supporter of egalitarianism, Nadia Jamil also wished that Pakistan moves towards a more equal society, free of corruption and abuse of power.