KARACHI: Actor-director Angeline K Malik is always working to give voice to the various issues plaguing the Pakistani society, be it through her dramas or through social campaigns such as #InkaarKaro.
Recently, Malik shared a Facebook post in which she brought to light a topic that is more often than not swept under the carpet: protecting women in the entertainment industry at all levels.
The post read, "If we wanna talk about protecting women then let us DO IT. Let us protect the superstar as well as every other woman from that extra at Rs1000 per day, who is exploited at every level by the spot boy to the director and they are the ones to be paid at the last." She added, "A common practice within all production houses and the curse words they have to hear every day.. Words I cannot repeat. Let us talk about that. Let us protect our women at every level. This fight is not among us but for us."
Malik's post serves as an eye-opener for the stakeholders who continue to ignore the blatant classicism within the media industry. #InkaarKaro is a movement which believes that if women get the courage to recognise and understand abuse initially, the issue can be eliminated altogether.
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