While scrolling through social media, you often come across abusive and vile comments, targeted at female celebrities, which make you shudder if they catch your eye for even a moment. Recently, several popular female celebrities have spoken up about being abused online and have called for a stop on it.
Here are all those who have expressed their anger online.
This is not the first time Mahira Khan has opened up about online abuse and its repercussions.
Hania Aamir has spoken up on more than one occasion about being bullied online but her recent Instagram story was directed at Hina Altaf who commented that Muneeb Butt is a bad actor.
Ayesha Omar is currently vacationing in Greece but it appears that Pakistani citizens are not having with her vacay style and are voicing their disapproval in the comments section. That propelled Ayesha to post this in her Instagram stories.
In just the past week, Iqra Aziz has talked about cyber abuse twice. Once before her engagement to Yasir Hussain and once after. In her first post, Iqra talked about how it takes a few words to bring someone down and tell them that they aren’t good enough. In her second post, post-engagement, she said that she is shutting out all those who are spreading hate and vitriol online.
NEW YORK: Angelina Jolie has called for women to have a central role in the ongoing Afghanistan peace talks, saying that their exclusion would hamper any chance of lasting stability.
In an opinion column published in TIME magazine, Jolie said that women negotiators must be included in “significant” numbers in talks with the Taliban. She emphasised that women should have leadership roles in the development of the economy.
“There won’t be stability if a peace agreement ushers in a new era of injustice and oppression of women,” Jolie wrote. The Oscar-winning star is a UN special envoy for refugees. Last month, she addressed the international body at its New York headquarters and called on diplomats to ensure women are included in the Afghan talks.
The US has held several rounds of talks with the Taliban in a bid to bring an end to the war against the insurgents that started in late 2001. Afghan politicians also have met with the Taliban in Moscow. The talks to date have faced fierce criticism for their lack of female participation.