Today, I was thinking about the meaning of modern. What is our outlook towards the word MODERN, how we take modernization or a modern woman. In this regard I kept on thinking about this word and I found it quite difficult to understand this word, actually I was failed to figure out this word. So, to clear up my mind, I started to explore the meaning of this complex word through various sites of dictionaries. The meanings of this word I found are contemporary, ahead of times, current, up to date and these meanings actually made me more curious to think of. Are these actually the exact meanings which we take in our day today life? And the answer was a clear and big NO. Because according to our perspective, the word modern describes us the picture of the lady wearing the shorter clothes they can deal with. The shorter the clothes, the more you will be called as MODERN.
When a woman with a proper Hijab and a woman with jeans and top, standing together; whom the society will call Modern? Definitely the jeans one, let me take an example of my own self, wearing proper hijab along with Irani chadar, who will call me the modern? I don’t think even a single person will do so. Because for us, modernization means to expose oneself, flaunt of beauty and body. And a woman with a complete covers of Hijab is an antiquated and outmoded woman not more than that.
But I consider myself as a manifestation of modern woman because I am educated, well-mannered, refined, leading a successful career under an international network. I am a modern woman without skirts, jeans and tops, with clear face no fake layers of makeup, conceal with Hijab, self-confident enough to tackle with the society. I am a modern woman without any exposure, a woman who has a job, familiar of the taxes which I have to pay, well aware of the political and economic scenarios, the circumstances our society is dealing with, a woman who drives around the town. I belong to a “moral brigade”, I am a Modern Pakistani Woman.