Baloch females were never allowed to perform in films because it is considered socially taboo in society.
Such films are very important in terms of Balochistan where the female literacy rate is 33.5% which is very low and the volumes of social taboos are very high in regards to female participation in film making.
The social taboos create many impediments in the way of female education in the province.
Bhaduria clarified that the air strike had «dispelled» taboo on the use of air power.
We complacently reside in a society permeated by innumerable taboos, now possessing the power to catalyze the loss of young lives; taboos so resilient that parting from them is nothing less than a grave sin; taboos coursing through our veins alongside the blood from archaic times.
This impassive attitude within the nation can predominantly be traced to the ludicrous taboos clung onto by adults afraid of progression, and subsequently mournful of the stagnant state of Pakistan.
Menstruation is a taboo topic in Pakistan, period.
The Raaji chatbot is used in classrooms to break taboos and educate Pakistani girls about menstruation
Sex workers are not part of the formal economy in Pakistan, eliminating them from Covid-19 relief agendas; the taboo exacerbates their invisibility at times of such crisis.
But despite the government’s efforts to minimise incidents and the role played by media in creating awareness, having an open discussion with children about sexual violence remains taboo in Pakistani households – an attitude that significantly adds to the problem.
Speaking about the importance of sensitising children about sexual violence amid the growing number of incidents in Pakistan over the past five years, Karachi-based psychologist and counsellor Sana Akbar said that most parents are hesitant to talk about anything related to sexuality because the topic is considered culturally taboo.
That’s generated a taboo against use of nuclear weapons, which, as Nina Tannenwald argued, ‘has stigmatised nuclear weapons as unacceptable—»weapons of mass destruction’. »
In considering the prospect of a more dangerous and contested future, the key questions are whether our luck will hold, whether deterrence will continue to work or remain relevant, and whether that taboo is real enough to enable us to avoid nuclear-weapon use in the future. »
But what about the nuclear taboo? It’s impossible to really know whether the likes of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, or military decision-makers in Pakistan, see nuclear weapons as non-usable in a crisis. » The issue of Russia’s integration of non-nuclear and non-strategic nuclear weapons and the debate over ‘escalate to de-escalate’ in Russian nuclear doctrine have generated uncertainty over whether Russia would use nuclear weapons pre-emptively in a local crisis. » China maintains a ‘no first use’ posture, but concerns are growing that it could seek to race to nuclear parity, which could see that commitment erode. »
The US, UK and French nuclear arsenals remain configured for traditional deterrence roles, but the US arms control community has raised concerns that new W76-2 low-yield warheads for the US Trident D-5 missile and a nuclear-armed submarine-launched cruise missile could lower the US nuclear threshold. » New technologies such as hypersonics and advanced autonomous systems add to a more uncertain and complex future for the stability of nuclear deterrence and the efficacy of a nuclear taboo, and it would be a brave assumption to suggest that nuclear weapons will never be used again. »
Mr Nasr said the most important thing right now about talks on Afghanistan is the breaking of the taboo. » For a long time the US did not want to talk with the Taliban. » This is significant that the US has broken the taboo — now the talks are on the table. » It could happen again. » This is a process, and the first stage is whether both can achieve a ceasefire. »
Mr Nasr said negotiations are not surrender treaties. » The US and the Taliban won’t get what all they want. » The Afghan government is not a factor because it doesn’t bring any power to the table. » The real negotiations are going to happen between the Taliban and what we used to call the Northern Alliance — power brokers of Hazaras, Tajiks and Uzbeks in the north. » They have to come to some kind of a power-sharing deal. » Then there is the question of what happens after the US leaves. » There has to be some kind of military force on the ground to keep these people apart from each other, which probably will be a UN force. » The Taliban won’t see a sizeable US force as a mutual guarantee of the deal. » This story has just begun. » There are some positive signs: the taboo is broken, Pakistan and the US are on the same side, and Iran, Russia and China will also like the US to leave. »
Aside from the cultural taboo surrounding divorce in Pakistan, women seeking to end their marriages face legal hurdles that men do not encounter as frequently. »
There is this misunderstanding among public health officials that men aren’t interested in this kind of information, that it’s a taboo topic. » They may not be discussing it openly, but they are interested in the content. » Mustafa Naseem»One of the things we’ve been able to demonstrate is that there is an overwhelming demand for this kind of information,« Naseem said. »There is this misunderstanding among public health officials that men aren’t interested in this kind of information, that it’s a taboo topic. » They may not be discussing it openly, but they are interested in the content. » «Next steps
Naseem’s next step is to identify whether programs like Super Abbu can make a long-term difference. » He is working with Arman Rezaee, assistant professor in economics at the University of California, Davis on a new study, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. » The study seeks to determine whether men’s access to information about women’s health can lead to changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.»Are men able to retain this knowledge once they get access to factual information?« Naseem said. »Do their attitudes toward their spouses, toward their partners change and does that lead to any benefits in health outcomes? That’s the next step that we’re trying to identify. » «After that, Naseem has dreams of collaborating with the Pakistani government to launch the Super Abbu platform as a public health service accessible to all.»If it leads to changes in behavior and better outcomes—not just health outcomes but also social outcomes for women and better nutrition for the baby, it would be my biggest win from this project. » «More information:»Sex is equally meant for women as men. » Pakistan is one of the highest porn consuming countries on the planet. » Despite sex before marriage being considered a taboo, there is no doubt of how normalised it is becoming. »
If we think education is not necessary for women and should not be allowed to work or earn money then why we still find a lady doctor in hospitals for our females or a female teacher for our children? Some extremist spreading Bad feminism or Hyper Feminism because of that, people should not make feminism or women rights taboo in Pakistan. » We should understand the importance of women’s rights and state should play the role to impose law to control all those oppressions which are already mentioned above. » Yes, I am concerned about women’s rights not only in my country even all over the world. » It is our duty to raise voice for uneducated and poor females who could not stand up for their selves and against injustice because of fear, lack of awareness or some pressure. »
In Pakistan, sex education is taboo it is our belief talking about birds and the bees with children to make them immoral. » Nevertheless, the comprehensive study of birds and the bees familiarize children and adolescents about Sexually transmitted diseases , unintended pregnancies, and human embryo as well as about their body parts. » Sex Ed should be included in schools curriculum to overcome the rampant rate of child sexual abuse, rape cases, and STDs. »
In Islamic countries, talking about birds and the bees is taboo because of moral norms and ethical conduct of men. » In contrast, comprehensive sex-Ed does not instigate child to have sex other than to keep away adolescents from sexually transmitted diseases, abuse, and unintended pregnancies. »
Pakistan avoided an escalation in a nuclear-tinged crisis because its ruling elite believes in nuclear taboo, i.e., an all-out nuclear conflagration is unthinkable. » Moreover, its armed forces are confident about their ability and capability to check India’s aggressive behavior – due to visible tilt in the balance of power and defense budgetary in New Delhi’s favor – with its current capacity and professional training of the military personnel. »
Pakistani mothers are so dedicated to educating their daughters to ensure that they would be able to break through barriers and taboos, their mothers faced in this conservative society. »
Pakistan is a society of traditions, cultures and taboos. » With a soaring population growth rate of 3.4 according to the 2017 World Bank Report, cultural conservation coupled with rising religious extremism is still hampering women‘s progress in a country that elected a woman Prime Minister 30 years ago. »
As women across Asia join the professional middle class in rapidly increasing numbers, while thousands of young Asian women travel on their own across Asia and even as far away as Europe and America, Pakistan society is still striving to decide if it should go against its taboos and educate the daughters. »
Asif Saeed Khosa said the special courts would allow victims to speak out without fear of retaliation in the conservative Muslim country, where domestic violence is often seen as taboo. »
In the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan, home largely to conservative tribal communities, claims that the polio vaccine contains impure particles – including blood from pigs, a taboo animal in Islam – are widely shared. »
The text of this article was generated by the Breaking The Silence system that collected 21 news articles posted on the web from January 2019 to September 2020 and clustered for the taboo subjects related to Pakistan