The most horrifying incident occurred at Minar-e-Pakistan on the 14th of August. A woman peacefully celebrating independence day was groped, molested, harassed and stripped by not one, two, or three men but by 400 men. While you let that sink in, #Notallmen is trending on Twitter.
The incident occurred 4 days ago and it only came to light yesterday. The fact that such a disgustingly horrifying case took 3 days to even become public shows a lot. The female was with her friends at the national monument where out of nowhere men started attacking her.
400 men, collectively, attacked her and groped her for hours. The video shows daylight fade in the background and she received no help. A single call to the police could have also helped but people rather made videos. In the end, the woman’s clothes were ripped.
where is this “not all men” gang?? PLEASE THIS IS DISGUSTING pic.twitter.com/VBhp3rqykt
— sup (@itmebushra) August 17, 2021
So far, a case has been filed and an FIR has been registered. Women on social media and on Tiktok are using their skills to find the men involved in the act. Many faces have come to light such as these, take screenshots at your will and send them to the police.
However, as if it could not get worse, #NotAllMen started trending on Twitter. Those men who were not present at the monument to participate in this vile act felt offended. The trend triggered many women and allies who started aggressively campaigning to the contrary.
At last, the sad state of affairs in this country can be summarised in this picture. Women and allies trying to bring attention to disgusting cases. While on the other hand, men simply argue on if not all or some men rather than empathise with the situation.
The #YesAllMen Movement
The tweets of women, survivors, and allies are heart-wrenching. They share their feelings, their thoughts while empathising and it is unbearable. What is even more unbearable is the thought of what the woman bore for hours. Read what people have to say:
Saying “not all men” is like saying “not all snakes are poisonous”
— .𝖙𝖍𝖔𝖒𝖆𝖘 (@Badman_Griff) August 17, 2021
400 m*n and not even a single one helped. Then y’all have the audacity and to say ‘not all men’
— hashir (@hashirkhanx) August 17, 2021
Not all men, just 400 present there. But not all. Bilkul theek.
— Maryam (@maryammskk) August 17, 2021
A woman in Lahore was assaulted, harassed and stripped naked by hundreds of men all at once. What could compel every man there to act like a monster? Then you say it’s “not all men”?
Independence Day. Minar-e-Pakistan. Men of Pakistan assaulting a woman. Quaid would be proud.
— Alishba (@alishbabrar) August 17, 2021
Back when I was kinda immature. I used to believe and argue about “not all men” but naah after everything that’s been going around and as I get more and more aware, it’s just plain stupidity to believe in the term “not all men” Yes all men. You simply cannot defend this gender.
— . (@ItsSalahMate) August 17, 2021
For the very first time I couldn’t stand with my own statement of not all men. I give up YES ALL MEN
— صالحہ (@saliha_313) August 17, 2021
Though we know the male gender can not be salvaged, internalised misogyny is also the issue here. Women will still find a way to blame the innocent, harmless female TikToker. Women who will defend the men and support them in their #notallmen fight. One such example is this tweet:
Please boys.. don’t feel ashamed..NOT ALL MEN ARE TRASH!! Remember that..some guyz are true gem.. and allah knows everything, you don’t need to clarify anything♥️
— leeza👑(stan nayn/ahmi) (@gillanishahh) August 17, 2021
400 men groped a girl but yess shabana still has the audacity to say “not all men” cuz Uske papa wahan Nahin thay
— Mahnur 🤡 (@dafahoejain) August 17, 2021
This taxing, burdening, and emotionally draining fight can not be fought alone. If we can not stand together, tomorrow it will be one of us. How many more do we lose?
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