#MeraJismMeriMarzi Trends On Twitter, After Khalilur Rehman’s Abusive Remarks Against Marvi Sirmed
#MeraJismMeriMarzi has been trending on Twitter, following the incident of director Khalil-ur-Rehman abusing activist and journalist Marvi Sirmed on Neo News’ live program on Tuesday night.
People are criticising the infamous director for behaving rudely and severely abusing the activist on national TV. Just after the incident, Marvi Sirmed took to Twitter and said that the director was irked by the slogan ‘mera jism meri marzi’. She further urged the people to say ‘mera jism meri marzi again and again’.
Mr Qamar was most irked by the slogan Mera jism meri marzi.
For him, let's say it again. And a gain. And again…
MERA JISM MERI MARZI
— Marvi Sirmed (@marvisirmed) March 3, 2020
Various prominent figures have raised their voice in support of Marvi Sirmed, while using the hashtag #MeraJismMeriMarzi.
Singer cum activist Shehzad Roy said that he did not understand why so many people had problems with the slogan ‘mera jism meri marzi’ as its women’s fundamental right to have authority on their bodies.
Don't understand the problem so many are having with #MeraJismMeriMarzi"-Mera jism meri marzi nahi toh kis ki marzi ho gi?? "My body is mine" is a critical component of the Life Skills Based Education classes we teach to help children protect themselves from abuse & harassment
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) March 4, 2020
— Benazir Shah (@Benazir_Shah) March 4, 2020
Our bodies. Our choices. Our words. Our lives. We deserve to breathe. No more suffocation.#MeraJismMeriMarzi
— Laaleenلعلین #AuratMarch2020 (@laaleen) March 4, 2020
#MeraJismMeriMarzi doesn't mean vulgarity, immodesty or indelicacy, it means a woman's body is NOT man's property to throw acid when she rejects his proposal, it's not for rape or sexual harrassment & it's not for abuses & tortures she faces in her marital life.#AuratMarch2020
— Shaan (@Shanyousaf6) March 4, 2020
Academic Nida Kirmani posted on Twitter, saying ‘mera jism meri marzi’ means opposing domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and child marriage.
#MeraJismMeriMarzi means opposing:
lack of healthcare
Opposing this statement means perpetuating a culture that produces all of the above.#khalilurrehmanqamar
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) March 4, 2020
— meena gabeena (@gabeeno) March 4, 2020
It's disgusting to see men getting offended by this slogan. I mean aren't women human beings? Doesn't every human have an autonomy over their own bodies ffs?#MeraJismMeriMarzi
— Sakina Jolie (@PudgeSays_) March 3, 2020
Activist Gulalai Ismail took to Twitter to criticise Khalil’s abusive remarks against Marvi. “These trash men have fragile egos which are hurt by women claiming their own bodies, their voices and public spaces,” she added.
These trash men have fragile egos which are hurt by women claiming their own bodies, their voices and public spaces. Their fragile masculinities are enabled by such immature anchors and tv channels. Shame on this panel.#MeraJismMeriMarzi https://t.co/l3xc9k0qiA
— Gulalai_Ismail (@Gulalai_Ismail) March 4, 2020
— Najia Ashar (@najiaashar) March 4, 2020
I got goosebumps watching the clip where @marvisirmed is being abused, threatened and humiliated for saying #merajismmerimarzi. This vile man is getting threatened because she is reclaiming her OWN body. Phir kehte hain #auratmarch kuo chahiye.
— Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) March 3, 2020