That's one hot potatato -- a major attack in Afghanistan is reportedly stopped in its tracks with the seizing of 11 tons of explosives found hidden under a truckload of potatoes destined for Kabul, officials say.
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Pakistani women decided to fight the thing that has been making their their daily commutes miserable. No, it’s not pollution. In Karachi, the real problem is what they call the “staring syndrome.”
In The Express Tribune, a Pakistani newspaper, a young woman described her five-minute commute from work as the most stressful part of her day:
Whether I am wearing jeans with a shirt or am covered in a burqa, there are three points in that five-minute walk where I feel people eyeing me with extreme interest. The first is an under construction building, where poor and deprived labourers clearly get bored with their work all day long. The second is a showroom and its prolific guards who like to watch girls instead of thieves and intruders; the third is our area’s cobbler who I am sure has some serious vision problems because once his eyes get fixed at a point, they simply cannot deviate from it. And this is not it. Occasionally, an old toothless man or young, pre-pubescent boy walks by passing lewd comments.
She also writes that Pakistani women are used to atrocious staring, but that doesn’t mean they like it.
In fact, they dislike it so much an organization called Gawaahi, Media for Awareness and Advocacy organization, put together a video campaign titled “Stop Street Harassment,” to draw attention to the problem and to encourage women to stand to up “starers.”
In the video, one of the thing women say is that “staring makes them feel they only exist for a man’s pleasure."
What’s perhaps most interesting here is how some people in Pakistan have reacted to the anti-staring campaign.
Here is a sample of some of the comments in the above article: