Media, fashion industry making 'sex symbols' out of women: Hamza Ali Abbasi

Published: March 8, 2015
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“In every field of life including media, women must come out as symbols of respect, honour, dignity and courage,” said Hamza Ali Abbasi. PHOTO: facebook.com/pages/Hamza-Ali-Abbasi

“In every field of life including media, women must come out as symbols of respect, honour, dignity and courage,” said Hamza Ali Abbasi. PHOTO: facebook.com/pages/Hamza-Ali-Abbasi

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi criticised Pakistan’s media for portraying women as ‘sex symbols’ in the name of women empowerment.

On his Facebook page, Abbasi posted that he was ashamed to admit that the Pakistani media and fashion industry is presenting women as sex symbols and confusing it with women empowerment.

Lamenting the lack of respect for women in the society, the actor said women should be respected “no matter what” to bring the best out of them.

“In every field of life including media, women must come out as symbols of respect, honour, dignity and courage,” he added.

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Abbasi pressed that women need to play a greater role in Pakistani society and contribute their maximum to excel.

“For a nation to prosper to its fullest, Women must come out with their full potential in every field of life. We must collectively bring out the best in women in their household and professional arenas through respect and education,” he further added.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Ali S
    Mar 8, 2015 - 10:09PM

    But of course, it’s okay when a sex symbol are made out of him in Pyaray Afzal. I can’t get wait till this talentless, morally confused pinup’s 15 minutes of fame are up – his so-called activism has no real message, just ghissi pitti recycled pseudo-ghairatmand rhetoric and a desperate need for social media acceptance.Recommend

  • GS@Y
    Mar 8, 2015 - 10:30PM

    Oh finally, this great intellectual of our times has caught up on how media is often misogynistic and objectifies women. To the next great insight please.Recommend

  • Rumormonger
    Mar 9, 2015 - 1:57PM

    @Ali S
    You watched Pyarey Afzal because you found Hamza attractive !Recommend

  • Kiran
    Apr 16, 2015 - 12:50AM

    agreed. Hamza I really respect and appreciate your point of view Recommend

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