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Say No to Porn?

Posted in Articles on August 27, 2010 by Dev!l

Pornography in Pakistan… Seems like an oh so familiar topic doesn’t it? Well it should be after the records we have broken. I mean being number 1 on the most porn watching country in the world as declared by fox news(even though the news was invalid), that should count for something right? Guess so, I mean there must be some reason that many of us still feel proud of it and contribute generously in making sure that our country achieves that record. After all no publicity is bad publicity.

So, I guess what’s done is done. I mean it’s not like it’s against some Islamic law that we should stand up like we did on the incidents of the insult to our Holy Prophet (SAW). I mean why should we even throw more spotlight on this issue, no one cares right? It’s not like its hurting anyone, right? Let the kids have their fun.

WRONG!!! We are ruining our younger generation by allowing them to freely watch porn at their own will. The result being the younger generation treating members of opposite sex not with respect but only as toys to fulfill their sexual desires. I mean I fail to see any, “Don’t try this at home” at any of the porn sites. Heck, thanks to this regular watching, half of the guys notice a girl’s breasts or posterior (depending upon her direction of travel) when they first set their eyes on her. Its like they are stripping her of her clothes with their eyes and trust me some of them have watched so much porn that for their imagination such a task is not an arduous one. Seems funny, no? Knowing people with x-ray vision just like superman.

So, it’s the guy’s who are at fault? Well frankly no, girls are to be blamed equally. Lately our fashion industry has really modernized the way a woman dresses. The result being that now a day, a kurta shalwar is more revealing than a tight T-shirt wore with a skirt. Honestly, such type of full dresses entices more ill sexual feelings than short ones. But wait why am I putting all the blame on the guys? Its not like girls don’t watch porn. Upon interviewing some of the local cd shop keepers in relatively poor districts, I was shocked to find out that girls rented out pornographic material. (Of course some times they do watch something from their brothers or so collection.) I was pretty shocked to find out many of the girls I knew had not only watched pornography but also had a favorite. I mean seriously this is truly a saddening fact.

So, what does happen when a society starts to look at the other gender with lust and nothing else? Well, the rape rate goes up for one. As can it be seen here. With the exception of Baluchistan the Zina/Rape rate in all of our provinces has slowly but surely risen up (If you count the increase of more than a 1000 cases slow that is.) Of course these are only the number of cases that were reported. In our country almost half of such cases go unreported to the Police or anybody else for that matter (As to protect the girl’s future or the fact that it was mutual). Now, I would like to go on the record here by saying that these cases are of women raped and not of the number of men raped. WAIT WAIT, what the heck am I saying? A man raped? How can a man be raped? I mean he is a sexual machine, always ready to take his clothes off and have sexual intercourse with a girl, right? It’s not like he has any feelings or something, right? WRONG, please correct your misconception people, men can and are also raped. Cases of men being raped have also been reported in our country. Often its men raping each other but in the past few cases of GIRLS raping men have also come up (As shown in the cutting below).

So the rape rate goes up? That’s it? NO! Not only does porn watching conflict with our religious norms and laws but also it destroys the respect we have for the other gender. A society where both of its wheels looking at each other with nothing but lust is soon to crash. A society where one sex only wants pleasure out of the other sex and takes any means to get it is well at least in my view condemned to fall (Especially one undeveloped like ours). Not to mention how the addiction of it damages the productivity of our younger generation, but hey whose complaining right? It’s not like we are a developing country, with more than 35% of its population under the age of 14. Oh wait we are, how utterly amazing.

Now, I won’t go on rapping about how strong the pornography has grown in Pakistan. As it can be very well be determined from this article here. Major highlights of this article are that we have our very own porn studios in Pakistan along with our very own porn stars. Some voluntary and some acquired through the means of blackmailing. How do they do that? Well, that is another long story.

Another good example would be the rampaging advent in the sexcapade industry. Don’t know what I am talking about? Well just type Urdu Kahani (or even Urdu Stories) in Google and open your eyes to different pages containing sex stories. And to think Urdu is our mother language? If we don’t wake up now when will we?

Question is what can we do to stop it? Well, I know what we can do. Let’s just blame it all on the government again. It’s their headache not ours right? Seriously, when would we realize that no nation can change themselves until and unless that nation decides to bring a change upon themselves? As said in the Holy Quran, which by chance we say we follow to the letter as Muslims (though I have serious doubts about that as well now)

“Verily Allah does not change a people’s condition unless they change their inner selves.” (Al Quran 13:11)

So, is it not time that WE the people take a stand? I mean where are the people who made sites to crash the “Draw Muhammed Day”. Where are the sites to crash the major porn sites? Where is the ban on porn sites? Nowhere! Utterly pathetic. I mean fine if they aren’t doing anything why are you stopping? Where is the restriction of major porn sites on your home pc? Why is your safe search turned off when you search Google? Why is there no one to supervise the kids when they are on the internet or watching a movie? Does getting the kids a computer and internet a parent’s only responsibility? Where is the part of teaching how to use it for your betterment? Truth be told, no where. For we all do it. We all enjoy it and we all are not afraid to say it loud and proud. So, my advice would be either stop watching porn today and contribute in some way by sharing your concern or please set your home page as redtube or pornhub etc and invite all your family to join in on the fun.

Writer’s Note: This is a fairly old post which was supposed to be published way back but due to some happenings it just couldn’t go on the blog it was intended for so, here you go a very old post.

A Dumb Story…

Posted in Stories. on August 22, 2010 by Dev!l

“Hey, how are you?” He asked with his usual blank yet idiotically funny expression.

“Hey… I’m fine… you?” she replied lost somewhere deep in the sands of time.

He realized in an instant something was wrong, for the pain in her voice was eminent yet cleverly disguised in an accent of being lost in thought. It was enough to fool anyone who didn’t know her, but unfortunately for her, he did know her. For how could he not? They had been friends for a very long time and had seen the ups and downs of life together, always being there for each other in a way that the other didn’t realize it. It was actually funny, how much they cared for each other as friends yet none had the guts to actually speak what resided in their hearts.

“Me, well you know me… I am as fine as can be.” He mimicked a happy voice as he pondered over what evil had befallen over his dear friend.

“That’s good.” She replied curtly.

Of course one would think that he would simply ask, “Hey what’s wrong?” but our hero is different from this. He is of the kind that I like to call a tough nut, hard on the outside yet soft on the inside. He is what we call the class clown, and as we all know clowns don’t get emotional before people. Sad little clown, isn’t he folks?

“Um, so listen your birthday is tomorrow. What do you want?” He asked with a stupid, pointless grin on his face.

“Nothing… anything you like…” She replied as though she hadn’t bothered listening at all.

“Would you stop being a jackass and comfort her or at least ask her what is wrong?” his heart thumped angrily at his brain but the brain didn’t respond. An awkward silence followed.

“So…” She said as she stared back at him, breaking the dreaded silence.

It was in this brief moment of time when their eyes met that he saw a unique thirst in her eyes. A thirst that required to be quenched. A thirst, which if left parched would cause nothing but regret.

“Um… what’s wrong?” he finally muttered from the corner of his mouth as though defying his own will to speak.

“Nothing… just lost…”

“Afraid?”

“Perhaps.”

“Of?”

“Nothing, yet absolutely everything.”

“Feeling alone?”

“Yes.”

“But I am here.”

“But for how long? It’s not like you are bound to me.”

“Nope, I am not.”

“Exactly! So, it’s not like you will stay with me as long as I don’t become a burden to you”

“No…” a brief silence followed as he studied her eyes which suddenly showed a grief he wished he had never seen.

He finally spoke again… “I will not stay with you as long as you don’t become a burden on me, for you see, my friend, you will never be a burden in any way to me. You are a gem gifted to me from the heavens above, to be polished, protected and nurtured with nothing but the true essence of love. And what you love can never be a burden on you. True I am not bound to you but I am bound to your soul, for the body may perish but a soul lives on forever. I was a fool to never say this but I guess some things have to be said rather than to be left at the mercy of a mere gaze. I may not look like much and I may be scared of a lot of things but there is one thing I know and hold to be true. That is I am not a coward, for a coward is the one that runs away at the slightest hint of trouble whereas you will find me with you in the midst of the darkest evils you may encounter in your life. I can’t guarantee you my physical form for I may die at any time but my spirit will be with you till my very existence becomes a hindrance in your path towards a bright future. That is when I would leave you, even then your memory would remain engraved in my soul forever, for the time I spent with you was, is and will be the best time I have ever spent. The time spent with a friend is truly one of the most beautiful of God’s gifts and the time spent with you is an ecstasy beyond any other.”

It was then that he saw a little gleam in her eyes. She was smiling; she looked as she had just defeated her inner demon that haunted her being. “My friend, I promise that you” he softly said, “would never be alone as long as you wish me to be there…”

Moral: Not everyday in life you get the chance to tell your friends what they really mean to you. You often take them for granted, but what we do forget is that friends are the part of our life that integrate us with internal and pure happiness, so it is out of the fear of losing them that one should speak up and tell them what they really mean to us, and not be a total eternal jackass. My advice, don’t let it come to the moment mentioned above; your friends should know that you will be there for them.

IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 by Dev!l

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/07/29/florida.burn.quran.day/index.html?iref=NS1#fbid=nMdCFIjcVO9

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