Ushna Shah steps forward with claims of harassment, supports Sharmeen

Oct 28, 2017
Pakistani actress Ushna Shah has come forward in defence of Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy after the Oscar-winning filmmaker was slammed on Twitter for the 'harassment' saga that allegedly cost the job of a doctor at Agha Khan University Hospital. In a lengthy Facebook post, the actress criticised how the doctor had allegedly broken the confidence of his patient by sending Sharmeen's sister a Facebook friend request. Also read: AKUH doctor fired for sending FB friend request to Sharmeen's sister "When a woman goes to a male doctor, especially in Pakistan- she is blindly trusting and hoping against hope that when he is examining her, her body is simply a medical subject. She is a patient and he is looking at her, touching her, speaking to her as if she is a patient and nothing more," she wrote. "There is a filter on his eyes set by his years in med-school. When he goes out of his way to look her up, that filter is broken. He wants to know her as a person, as a woman. Which MEANS, when he touched her and examined her, she wasn’t a patient, she was a woman and she did NOT sign up for that," she wrote further. Ushna revealed how she had also been harassed by her Endocrinologist at a local hospital in Karachi and her physiotherapist in Lahore. "That being said, I’ve been harassed by my Endocrinologist from South City AND my physiotherapist in Lahore. I stopped going to both of them because I was uncomfortable. That’s inconvenient because they’re both supposedly the best in their fields." In conclusion, she slammed men and anti-feminist 'cool girls' who were attacking Sharmeen, urging them to ponder over what world they'd want their daughters to live in.

Karachi

Pakistan

shah

sharmeen

SHARMEEN OBAID CHINOY

ushna shah

Tabool ads will show in this div