"In Pakistan, for example, it is morally right to marry girls off asap. It is immoral to ‘go into details’ about the proposed husband as such matters have to be left to Allah. It is perfectly acceptable for these girls to be subsequently unhappy in their marriages. They are allowed, nay encouraged, to vent their unhappiness by revealing true and untrue allegations about their husbands and in-laws. It is immoral to even think of getting these girls out of these disastrous marriages. To the ‘group’ being married is important; being unhappily married is your kismet."

Sameera Raja, Morality Check: On the horns of a dilemma
[From this week's Dawn Magazine]


Kurri Pataki said…
you need to stop sharing others' articles :p
kabhi kuch khud bhee likh liya karo lazy bum!

ps. i'm free this summer. suggest some good books. nothing philosophical. maybe something girly.. maybe something desi? :/ in english of course
Ghazala Khan said…
Hello ,
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The Pakistani Spectator
zazafeefi said…
there can be like 10 different sides to just this tiny paragraph :)
Awais said…
@ kurri

Lolz, i like being lazy. :D

Something girly, desi and english... hmm, well, thats surely narrows down the options! I don't read a lot of girly stuff, if something comes to my mind, i'll tell u. :)
Awais said…
Ok, i asked a friend to recommend books fitting the criteria, and he mentioned the following authors:
Shobha De, Nora Roberts and Amy Tan.