The term "Mera jism, meri marzi" can mean anything, depending on who you are. There are men who believe that people saying "happy birthday" are non-Muslims who should be instantly killed. For such men, all women shouting the slogan "Mera jism, meri marzi" want to have sex with men who are not their husbands. And the way the extremists have come out against the "Aurat March" to be held on March 8, you'd think they regard it as their birth right to dominate and subjugate all women in their family.

Ahmed Ali Butt (whom I personally don't like ) has come out in favor of the extremists. This man is the grandson of the famous singer Noor Jehan (a modern, liberal lady who would certainly have shouted "Mera jism, meri marzi" had she been alive today). Yet this man who mixes freely with scantily clad women thinks the slogan is against Islam. Why doesn't he admit that he is a misogynist who wants all Muslim women married the day they attain puberty, who thinks nothing of men raping their daughters and brothers killing their sisters every day to protect "family honour"? Not to forget those who think throwing acid on women's faces is sanctioned by religion?

But it does look like most Pakistani Muslim women are doomed to be slaves all their lives. On the very day the Women's March is to be held, extremist women belonging to religious parties will hold their own marches to support the right of women to be raped or killed. And they are in the majority.