The once popular organization Aurat March that used to celebrate womanhood, fight for economic justice, and safeguard women’s rights in Pakistan is now saying all women are not women.
Apparently, calling someone a ‘woman’ based on their female biological anatomy is “misogynistic”. The now extremist feminist organization claims that people with uterus are not all women in a misguided attempt to prompt gender neutral propaganda.
The bizarre take has been met with massive criticism on social media as netizens, including real women, lectured the Aurat March group about their absurd claims.
The Aurat March’s official Twitter account started the whole fiasco while talking about menstruation. According to the tweet, “gender” is a social construct and menstruation is biological process that can happen to any one. The tweet went on to say,
Not all those who have a uterus are women & not all women have a uterus. Reducing a woman down to a uterus is misogynistic.
It's important to keep in mind that menstruation is a biological process & biology is different from gender (which is socially constructed).
Not all those who have a uterus are women & not all women have a uterus. Reducing a woman down to a uterus is misogynistic.#AuratMarch pic.twitter.com/TYqzR36YP9
— Aurat March – عورت مارچ (@AuratMarchKHI) September 26, 2023
The Aurat March took everyone further down the rabbit hole with the usual spiel of “challenging the patriarchy” in a series of tweets.
Safe to say, Twitterati did not enjoy the nonsense spewed by the Aurat March as people gave them a piece of their mind.
One tweep asked a very simply question that remains to be answered,
One user wrote,
This movement seems to be more of a laughing stuff. Things that have made running of human society more viable are being questioned by this mov. When biological composition is different, and genders are a social construction, then who is the loser here? Women have equal rights, are being treated equally everywhere, then what is all this crying for?
This movement seems to be more of a laughing stuff. Things that have made running of human society more viable are being questioned by this mov. When biological composition is different, and genders are a social construction, then who is the loser here? Women have equal rights,…
— Rao Abdul Bari (@ABariRao) September 27, 2023
Imran Khan is qoam ko Azad kerwane laga hua hai, Mulk chud gaya hai or inhe uterus ki pari hai
— Danish Ayoub (@IamDanishAyoub) September 27, 2023
Discussing uterus is more important than raising voice for incarcerated women who are being harassed in middle of the night and denied of fair trails, medical treatment and what not! Proper clowns you're.
— Meetha Kharbooza (@neu2ralpaki1) September 26, 2023
Perhaps a name change for Aurat March is order…
Ye feminism sirf uterus k liye bahar aata hai un aurton k liye nahi jo jail mai begunah band hain. Shame on you. Hypocrisy on its peak. pic.twitter.com/V7pF4VCdIU
— Ürüs Atıf (@uroos_atif) September 26, 2023