The article discusses women’s bodies as victims of violence by regarding gender as a stereotype as compared to a social construct within the context of Pakistan. The primary sources for this analysis are a sample of investigative journalism based on the life of a Pakistani social media figure Qandeel Baloch as depicted in The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch (2018) by Sanam Maher. We contend that the conventional expectations of women in Pakistan have resulted in crimes like honor killing. Through textual analysis of Maher’s account, we debate the concept of honor killing within the Pakistani context, with the hope of broadening the scope of feminist theories.
Langah, Nukhbah Taj and Umrani, Sumera
"Gender, Sexuality and Representation in Pakistani Literature: Qandeel Baloch as a Victim of Honor Killing,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
6, Article 13.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss6/13