I WAS much elated to see the photo (Feb 15) of another ‘Malala’ defiantly and against all odds driving a motorcycle in Lahore with two others on the pillion. My hats off to this young and courageous lady tearing off the gender discrimination! Though, as someone said, we must “live dangerously”, we are in fact doing so. It is time to “live daringly”, particularly the other half of our population.
Let me quote a few lines from French writer Helene Cixous’s essay: ‘The Laugh of the Medusa’: “Woman must write her self; must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies — for the same reasons, by the same law, with the same fatal goal.
Woman must put herself into the text — as into the world and into history — by her own movement.”
Zahid Hussain Borhani