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Modern-day Women Respond To Maulana Sahab With Photo Series Titled “Try Beating Me Lightly”
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Published: May 30, 2016

Along with other absurd and bogus points regarding women in the Women Protection Bill, The Council of Islamic Ideology proposed that husbands should be allowed to “lightly beat defying wife.”

The proposal caused uproar on social media. People, especially women, reacted and opposed the bill. Photographer Fahhad Rajper also responded with a series of photos of inspiring women.

Try Beating Me Lightly is a photo series that captures twelve inspiring professionals who portray the consequences of “lightly beating” a modern-day woman.

1. Adeeqa Lalwani: Digital storyteller

“#TryBeatingMeLightly, I’ll become the destruction you will never forsee.”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

2. Farah S. Kamal: Education consultant

“#TryBeatingMeLightly and tell me if you would like yourself to be beaten up lightly?”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

3. Amber Zulfiqar: Travel and lifestyle blogger

“#TryBeatingMeLightly and take a punch in the ass!”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

4. Priyanka Pahuja: Product designer turned digital marketer

“#TryBeatingMeLightly and I’ll run a car over you with my 7 years of driving experience!”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

5. Sumbul Usman: Social media manager

“#TryBeatingMeLightly, you won’t survive to see the morning.”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

6. Shagufta Abbas: Doctor

“#TryBeatingMeLightly – I’ll break that hand you raised at me. Remaining damage? I’ll leave it up to Allah.”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

7. Fizza Rahman: Senior brand manager

“#TryBeatingMeLightly, I will beat you up lightly too, that too in public. I am very particular about gender equality.”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

8. Erum Khan: Blogger

“#TryBeatingMeLightly, and be ready to face the consequences.”

9. Sundus Rasheed: School teacher and radio jockey

“#TryBeatingMeLightly, and you’ll regret it for the rest of your miserable life.”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

10. Sadiya Azhar: Digital marketer and blogger

“#TryBeatingMeLightly – Beat me with your intelligence, if you may. Beat me with your wit. Beat me with your smile. Beat me with your kindness. But if you dare to beat me even with a feather, I’d really beat the shit out of you.”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

11. Alvera Rajper: Medical student

“#TryBeatingMeLightly – Tell me how would you feel if someone beats your daughter up lightly?”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

12. Rabya Ahmed: Photo blogger

“I’m the sun. Touch me and I will burn you like hell fire. I am light, you will try, but you can never stop me. You can never contain me.
I am the kind of woman they name hurricanes after. I dare you, #TryBeatingMeLightly.”

PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER
PHOTO: FAHHAD RAJPER

Would you dare to “lightly beat” a modern-day woman?