In today’s world, we know how numbers on social media matter as they collectively enhance the chances of increasing reach. While Pawri girl’s meme was trending far and wide on social media with a gazillion of shares and likes, the news of Pakistani eye surgeon Dr Zubaida Sirang, first Pakistani doctor to be featured in the list by the Book Authority and Zara Naeem from Pakistan who broke the world record by scoring highest marks in ACCA got little attention on social media.
A tweet by Amazing Pakistan left Pakistanis on Twitter stuck in a debate about why women’s real accomplishments are overlooked in Pakistan. The tweet said:
Millions of views, shares and likes for “Pawri ho rahe hey” Why not retweets for this positive news from Pakistan. Retweet it and show it to the world
Millions of views, shares and likes for "Pawri ho rahe hey"
Why not retweets for this positive news from Pakistan 🇵🇰
Retweet it and show it to the world pic.twitter.com/0ytpgDxUas
— Amazing Pakistan (@Amazing_pk) February 15, 2021
The tweet pointed out the fact that because these women and their accomplishments are not discussed enough, the news of Pakistani women setting a benchmark doesn’t spread far and wide as it should.
Here is How Twitter Responded to the Tweet:
Some said it is due to us being “Stupid” as a nation
— Roshaan Shahid (@MOHAMMEDRushaa3) February 15, 2021
Others said, “We need to consider our priorities” – which is we think of who we are discussing and why?
As a Pakistani, this enabled us to reconsider our priorities.
We're really amused but the strange fact is how the people just made a girl's random video trend #pawrihoraihai on all digital platforms & at the same time they don't even know about #ZaraNaeem or #DrZubaidaSirang https://t.co/pNtMMClWOP
— Sahib Noor (@sahibnoorkn) February 15, 2021
Some knocked sense into others by saying that we can celebrate other women’s accomplishments too but without belittling the pawri girl
one of these days u guys will learn how to hype up something without shitting on something else. i hope i live to see that glorious day https://t.co/OfPOFGN2iL
— miss barganza (@jaaneammi) February 15, 2021
Of course, women from all corners of Pakistan have started to achieve more extraordinary things
— M. Zain ul Abideen (@Zain_Raider) February 15, 2021
We really do need to promote this too!
— Ken8500gt (@Ken8500gt) February 15, 2021
By here, the user means, the micro-blogging site
Because most of us are LITERALLY here to party!!
P.s. there was no need to mix two completely different things with eachother. https://t.co/KWuUjKN54Y
— فاطمہ عرفان (@fatimairrfan) February 15, 2021
MashAllah! More power to these brilliant women, but without demeaning the 'pawri ho rahi hai' girl. She's a child. https://t.co/PoSx0GRZLY
— Somi Malik (@somiyaamalik36) February 15, 2021
because we dont need to pit one woman against another. there isnt space for only one woman at a time. a woman having fun does not have to compete with a woman achieving incredible things. there is no one singular image of women we need to share. please leave women alone 🤦🏻 https://t.co/zHnLdMTzzO
— duaa (@abayfittaymu) February 15, 2021
Career and entertainment are two different things. Lol https://t.co/bD3NDj3LZW
— ونیزا (@vaniza_08) February 15, 2021
We think the two are separate domains overall. As a nation, we have been speaking about our women’s accomplishments today, more than ever and hopefully, we will continue to do so. After all, a little ‘Pawri’ hurts no one.
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