Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Woman becoming victim of society’s taunts via her dress in Patriarchal Society in Qaisra Shahraz’s A Pair of Jeans

Nabeela Gul, Awal said, Attiya Fayaz, Fariah Bilal, Shandana Qazi
Feminity, victimization, Resistance, Hegemony, Patriarchy, Short Fiction, Feminism. ,


In order to better understand the complex and dynamic nature of victimization through clothing in the context of Pakistani patriarchal society, this study aims to critically analyze the theoretical concept of gender resistance in Qaisra Shahraz's "A Pair of Jeans & Other Stories" (2013). The primary objective of the research is to ascertain whether specific short stories written by Qaisra Shahraz support or challenge traditional, stereotyped notions about womanhood. In the framework of Pakistani patriarchal society, and culture Qaisra Shahraz (2013) uses her story "A Pair of Jeans” to examine the intricate and dynamic nature of victimization through clothing and culture role. As a result, the main goal of the study is to determine whether certain short stories by Qaisra Shahraz replicate or pose new questions.

In order to explore the ways in which women challenge the patriarchal presumptions ingrained in hegemonic gender ideology and reinterpret their roles or gain personal empowerment, this research study solely concentrates on the female characters as they are portrayed in the short stories. The primary epistemological location of short fiction, which is crucial for examining issues with social and cultural significance and for reflecting actual life in particular—of which gender is the most significant—is where the data for this study was carefully chosen.Since feminism and women victimization are two important fields in the study of gender, the theoretical and methodological insights from these two fields are combined to analyze the data for their potential strength in decoding and understanding gendered inequality and culture role. This process is known as feminist analysis. The research indicates that Qaisra Shahraz's short stories do not replicate traditional and stereotypical notions of feminity, and her female characters frequently question and challenge the patriarchal presumptions ingrained in gender equality in order to forge new identities for themselves. This conclusion is based on the data analysis. Drawing conclusions, it is reasonable to say that the chosen short fiction by Qaisra Shahraz is primarily feministic.