Are you in favor of bringing change in society by speaking up about societal issues? If yes, then scroll down to know what Ayesha Omar has to say about some of the most taboo subjects in society!
Ayesha Omar has been charming us as Khubsurat in Bulbulay for years. From Barat Series‘ strong Silla & Zindagi Gulzar Hai‘s spoilt Sara to genius Maryam in Karachi Se Lahore & bold Zarmina of Yalghaar, she has left a mark on her fans with every performance! She is also considered Pakistan’s style icon and has now stepped up her game by introducing her own cosmetics brand Ayesha.O.Beauty.
Let’s get to know her more today!
Giving The Victim Benefit Of Doubt Is Important
Ayesha says that there is a lot of shame attached to topics like harassment & molestation faced by people in our society. She believes that fear inhibits people from exposing molesters. However, she also points out that even in recent times when someone has spoken up, they have faced a lot of backlash & trauma. Nevertheless, she thinks talking to someone we can trust & people we think will help us heal is important.
Children Are Suppressed After Being Molested
Ayesha says despite their social or economical status, children are molested in ways one can’t imagine. Unfortunately, parents can’t be there all the time to protect their kids against such heinous acts. However, she believes that parents can develop a communicative connection with their children that is friendly & reassuring for them to talk about anything. She also talks about how parents show an immediate emotional response which discourages kids to express how they feel most of the time. Hence, parents need to be vigilant, calm & trustful while discussing these things with their children.
Setting Boundaries For Ourselves Is Essential
Ayesha shares a small incident that she faced as an actor with a very well-known celebrity in our industry. She states that he said something to her publicly which was humiliating so she confronted him later on a phone call. However, that person disrespectfully dismissed her without understanding the point, so she texted back & confronted him again for being disrespectful.
She believes that whenever you feel like someone is crossing a line, you should confront them in a civil manner and make sure they know you are not comfortable with their actions or words.
Age Doesn’t Matter When It Comes To Marriage
Ayesha says that she thinks that chronological age doesn’t matter when it comes to choosing a life partner or falling in love. Maturity doesn’t always come with age. She explains that some people are mature despite their young age, but some may also turn out immature even though they are older. Ayesha believes there is nothing wrong in choosing a partner younger than you or older than you, despite our societal mindset of ‘log kya kahen gaye.’
Lastly, she says that in our society, it is hard to accept change, however, that shouldn’t stop you from doing something for yourself.
Do you agree with her views? Have something to add? Let us know!