The Convenience of Subservience: Women and the State of Pakistan

@inproceedings{Jalal1991TheCO,
  title={The Convenience of Subservience: Women and the State of Pakistan},
  author={Ayesha Jalal},
  year={1991}
}
The relationship between women and the state in Pakistan has been both compelling and paradoxical. After nearly a decade of state-sponsored attempts at stifling women’s voices in the public arenas and pushing back the boundaries of their social visibility, Pakistan has become the first state in the Islamic world to have a woman prime minister. A state media which until yesterday poured scorn upon articulate and assertive women is today faithfully and respectfully projecting the voice and person… Expand