A Pakistani couple on Twitter is shattering gender stereotypes with their hilarious post and it is the best thing you will read today.
The Pakistani couple, who go by The Mewly Weds on their social media accounts, took to Instagram recently to post a picture of them out on a dinner date, but with a twist.
In the picture, the woman can be seen taking the selfie as the husband sits by her side in a burqa, reversing gender stereotypes.
The purpose of the post was to smash patriarchy and make a satirical comment on the way women are treated as prize.
The couple posted the picture with the caption, “This is my beautiful husband. Of course, you can’t see how beautiful he is because I make sure he keeps his beauty (read: identity) hidden as I am the only true haqdaar of it. Everything he is, all his achievements, dreams, all of his fkn life, he owes it to me. Any namehram’s nazar is haraam on him, so I prefer he stay at home as the world is a bad place. However, it is ok when he goes out with me.
“I took him to dinner at @madroostapk last night. We only go there because they use steroid free chicken and we are very health conscious, especially after knowing how growth hormone injected chicken can affect fertility. I don’t want his fertility to be affected because his major purpose of existing is to give me children and make me a mother. So no matter what, I only bring him to eat out here.
“I Iove how he modestly hides himself while going out, as he is khuli tijori and I wouldn’t want him to get molested. Even then if he gets molested, we will accept that as qismah and hope that the abuser will be punished in akhirah.
“I on the other hand can roam around and loiter on my own, in my chadda banyaan, in my tank top in my spaghetti strap top or even shirtless, because I am a woman. I am not scared of other women. They will not assault me. And even if they do, I will not talk about it because it will prove me weak and defenceless in front of the whole wide world. A woman is not supposed to be weak, you know, we were created to be strong and macho.
“Also, I let him go out to work and drive cuz I am a strong believer in equality. However, looking at na-mehrams and interacting with them in any way is strictly prohibited. It is my duty to ensure these practices as a pious husband is my key to jannah, how will I get to sleep with 70 virgins in the afterlife warna?
“Also photography and all is also haraam but we had to do this since in attempt to educate you all and save you from qabar ke saanp and jahannum ki aag. Where’s my medal?”
After the couple put up the satirical post online, the internet was left divided on the way they used a simple caption to give it back to patriarchy.
After which the wife wrote on Twitter, “To all of you who understand what this means, to all of you supporting the cause, lots of love and hugs. May we all together become change catalysts, may we all learn to treat each other based on humanity.”
She added, “And to those of you coming at me with senseless misogynistic bulls**t: A) it ain’t my responsibility to teach you how satire works. B) people like you are exactly the problem. You are the reason I had to put up such a post in the first place.”
“Also, on a serious note (tum logon ko samjhaana parta hai lab mazak horaha hai aur kab serious baat), I f***ing love the man I married. He high fives me every time we get a new supportive comment, he’s replying to many rude comments directed towards me… My heart melts,” wrote the woman.
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