India Vs Pakistan: Pakistan women politicians warm up social media in India
New Delhi : Pakistan wrapped up its third consecutive civilian election on July 25. When media and analysts’ reports naming it the 'dirtiest' election in the country ever, it seems that some of the dirt has leached into social media platforms, as well.
The latest elections in Pakistan have witnessed an unparalleled participation from women. Led partially by Pakistan’s Election Commission, which earlier specified that every party contesting elections needed to have 5 per cent of women candidates, a record 171 women contested for the 272 general seats in the National Assembly.
Though the number is low, significantly considering the country’s history, comments on social media was not considerable. While natives were busy casting votes, some Indians found perfect opportunity to emit sexism on the social media sites.
Soon after some of the women contestant started campaigning for elections, some Indians became busy with making sexist comparisons with leaders at home in the micro blogging site
It is always seen that personal commentaries and comparisons meted out to women trying to do a job. However, the kind of commentary has never been made for their male counterparts.
While there is apparently no end to dislikes in the country and people involed in such commentary should note that the Indian women politicians though outwardly dismissing as unattractive as opposed to the Pakistani candidates are Chief Ministers in their respective states, handling social responsibilities smartly and effectively.
The respected women politicians Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee have led their own political parties to victory and are seasoned politicians with careers that span over two decades. Mayawati is the former CM of Uttar Pradesh and the chief of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP), while Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee is the present CM of West Bengal.