LAHORE: Meesha Shafi’s explosive accusation of sexual harassment against Pakistan’s popular singer-actor Ali Zafar has propelled a sort of #MeToo movement in Pakistan with more women coming forward to share their own stories of harassment and abuse.
One of the pioneers of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood and one of the first to come forward with their accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan, in a Twitter support extended her support to Meesha.
Sharing the link to a local media outlet, McGowan, wrote, ” A heroine for our times. I stand with Meesha Shafi.”
A heroine for our times. I stand with Meesha Shafi. https://t.co/ddWbzKdjSx
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 21, 2018
Meesha thanked the actor for her support by sharing a screenshot of the tweet on her social media.
With so many women, including Armeena Khan and Ayesha Omar coming forward with their own stories of harassment, could Pakistan be heading for a #MeToo movement also? But the real question still remains: are we ready for it or not?