You, Volume 3, No. 19, The News International. 1993 That our textbooks present only stereotypes where gender roles are concerned is an obvious fact. The sort of actions that male and female characters perform are always meant to assert the social superiority of one sex over the other e.g. fathers or brothers are always busy […]
This article was originally published in The News International: You; Vol. 3; No. 11; 1993. It was my second article for a newspaper in English, and my first about cinema. Since then, I have come across new data so that I do not think anymore that the movies discussed here are exclusively the products of male minds.
This article was originally published in Dawn, Friday Magazine, October 16, 1992. This was my rejoinder to an article by Viqarunnisa Hashmi in 1992. I have developed great respect for her subsequent work since then, and the criticism I offered here does not apply to her later work – e.g., where she writes, “Though Islam is