Women biking for Women power!

March 09, 2013 16:50
Women biking for Women power!

Women biking ,Women Power, Breaking inequality!

On Friday, a group of determined women took to their bikes, riding through the Pakistani capital to demonstrate their rights and love of exercise in a culture that often treats them as second-class citizens.

Moreover, some wearing helmets while others in headscarves, dressed in jeans or in loose traditional dress, the group navigated the leafy streets with colourful balloons tied to their handlebars, past baffled police and security guards.

In fact, to mark International Women’s Day in a country where women are rarely seen on a bike, they set out from Kohsar market, a collection of upmarket coffee shops, to the city’s landmark Faisal Mosque set in the Margalla Hills.

Charity worker Masoora Ali, said the point is that women have the right to ride a bicycle and they are just having girl power here while she also added that she remember when she was little she used to ride a bicycle quite openly but when she was growing up and she was at school or college she was told not to do it publicly because it is not acceptable in society.

As a matter of fact, Pakistan does not ban women riding bikes, but it is a rare sight even in Islamabad where driving is less dangerous than on the traffic-choked streets of the two biggest cities, Karachi and Lahore.

To conclude, women-hood is a need and inequality is to be a ban!

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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