Not all men want to “lightly beat” their defying wives, as proposed by the Council of Islamic Ideology, but just in case they do, these portraits of empowered (and threatening) Pakistani women, serve as fair warning that laying a finger on your wife will have its consequences.
Photographer Fahhad Rajper has captured twelve inspiring professionals to portray the consequences of “lightly beating” a modern-day woman, in a series of portraits titled “Try Beating Me Lightly.”
1. Adeeqa Lalwani: Digital storyteller
“#TryBeatingMeLightly, I’ll become the destruction you will never forsee.”
2. Farah S. Kamal: Education consultant
“#TryBeatingMeLightly and tell me if you would like yourself to be beaten up lightly?”
3. Amber Zulfiqar: Travel and lifestyle blogger
“#TryBeatingMeLightly and take a punch in the a**!”
4. Priyanka Pahuja: Product designer turned digital marketer
“#TryBeatingMeLightly and I’ll run a car over you with my 7 years of driving experience!”
5. Sumbul Usman: Social media manager
“#TryBeatingMeLightly, you won’t survive to see the morning.”
6. Shagufta Abbas: Doctor
“#TryBeatingMeLightly – I’ll break that hand you raised at me. Remaining damage? I’ll leave it up to Allah.”
7. Fizza Rahman: Senior brand manager
“#TryBeatingMeLightly, I will beat you up lightly too, that too in public. I am very particular about gender equality.”
8. Erum Khan: Blogger
“#TryBeatingMeLightly, and be ready to face the consequences.”
9. Sundus Rasheed: School teacher and radio jockey
“#TryBeatingMeLightly, and you’ll regret it for the rest of your miserable life.”
10. Sadiya Azhar: Digital marketer and blogger
“#TryBeatingMeLightly – Beat me with your intelligence, if you may. Beat me with your wit. Beat me with your smile. Beat me with your kindness. But if you dare to beat me even with a feather, I’d really beat the shit out of you.”
11. Alvera Rajper: Medical student
“#TryBeatingMeLightly – Tell me how would you feel if someone beats your daughter up lightly?”
12. Rabya Ahmed: Photo blogger
“I’m the sun. Touch me and I will burn you like hell fire. I am light, you will try, but you can never stop me. You can never contain me.
I am the kind of woman they name hurricanes after. I dare you, #TryBeatingMeLightly.”
Still want to ‘lightly beat’ your wife?
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