I would have never noticed such discrimination had I still been living in Karachi along with my family. It was only when I came back to the metropolitan to pursue higher studies that I perceived such a big contrast.
What comes in your mind when you think of Karachi? The magnificent sea , ever glowing lights , load shedding, pan gutka and gender biasness.
Yup dude ,life is so not fair for the unfair sex in the Sindh Capital. It all would have started the very day Karachi was named Mai Kolachi, of course the name was changed to Karachi later but is seems the female spirit still looms large in the city.
Such is the practice here that all the trendy hang outs, parks , recreational spots are restricted to families only. As harsh it seems this would still be reasonable if it were to apply to both the species. But no, in this gender biased city two females are considered a family while two males a nuisance!!!!
If you are a guy/guys , try to get inside Forum or Park Towers on a Saturday evening and you’ll be shown the exit door even before making your way pass the entry door. But be It a mixed gathering or even one female and you’ll be greeted inside with a gratifying grin.
This anti male culture exists in open environment as well with Bagh Ibne Qasim and Funland having security all around ready to pouce on any female less male.
Moreover even the one and only renowned cinema in Karachi, CINEPLEX is families only. So you cant be a guy and watch a nice movie in a multinational cinema, no way , this right is preserved for the females only.
(Below are some snaps of the anti-male spots in Khi )
I have lived part of my life in Islamabad and never have I seen such a biased attitude of city holders. Heck Islamabad is far more peaceful then Karachi, even though they don’t stop guys from enjoying equal luxuries. So the matter of discipline or boys lacking manners is totally out of question. Be it HangOut, Hot Shot, Megazone, F-9 Park, Cinepax or any other place never would they judge you on your geneticals. And im sure same is the case in other cities aswell.