#TryBeatingMeLightly: A Pakistani Photographer’s Protest Against The Proposed Wife-Beating Law
According to a Pakistani Islamic council, husbands should 'lightly beat' their wives in order to discipline them. They even proposed a legislation for this inane thinking. Needless to say, people were outraged with this bizarre idea, and the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) caused major uproar on social media. Fahhad Rajper, a Pakistan-based photographer, also expressed his disagreement in the most subtle and powerful way. He clicked 12 modern-day fierce women from Pakistan, explaining the consequences of the 'light beating,' and boy, do they make a point!
“#TryBeatingMeLightly is an initiative to empower women among us who work towards individual and collective betterment. It’s an opportunity for those to voice their opinions who can’t or don’t,” Rajper wrote on his Facebook page.
Take a look at the photos:
"#TryBeatingMeLightly - Beat me with your intelligence, if you may. Beat me with your wit. Beat me with your smile. Beat me with your kindness. But if you dare to beat me even with a feather, I'd really beat the shit out of you. With love. " — Sadiya Azhar, Digital Marketer/ Blogger
"#TryBeatingMeLightly and take a punch in the ass!" — Amber Zulfiqar, Travel and Lifestyle Blogger
"#TryBeatingMeLightly - Tell me how would you feel if someone beats your daughter up lightly?" — Alvera Rajper, Medical Student
"#TryBeatingMeLightly and I'll run a car over you with my 7 years of driving experience!" — Priyanka Pahuja, Product Designer turned Digital Marketer
"#TryBeatingMeLightly - I'm the sun. Touch me and I will burn you like hell fire. I am light, you will try, but you can never stop me. You can never contain me. I am the kind of woman they name hurricanes after. I dare you, #TryBeatingMeLightly." — Rabya Ahmed, Photo-Blogger
"#TryBeatingMeLightly, I will beat you up lightly too, that too in public. I am very particular about gender equality." — Fizza Rahman, Sr Brand Manager
"#TryBeatingMeLightly - I'll break that hand you raised at me. Remaining damage? I'll leave it upto Allah." — Shagufta Abbas, Doctor
"#TryBeatingMeLightly and tell me if you would like yourself to be beaten up lightly?" — Farah S Kamal, Education Consultant.
"#TryBeatingMeLightly, and you'll regret it for the rest of your miserable life." — Sundus Rasheed, School Teacher/Radio Jockey
"#TryBeatingMeLightly, and be ready to face the consequences." — Erum Khan, Blogger
"#TryBeatingMeLightly, you won't survive to see the morning." — Sumbul Usman, Social Media Manager
"#TryBeatingMeLightly, I'll become the destruction you will never forsee." — Adeeqa Lalwani, Digital Storyteller
All images are property of the photographer, and have been re-published with his permission.