Rap song on ‘Aurat March’ released
Singer Fifi has released a new rap song on ‘Aurat March’ titled ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’.
The rap song highlights how thousands of women have marched across Pakistan's main urban centres to mark International Women's Day demanding a society without exploitative patriarchal structures and control of economic resources.
The song discusses the rights of women to make decisions about their own bodies, and ending harassment, forced religious conversions and the sexist portrayal of women in the media, among other things.
Speaking about the song, singer Fifi said: “Since the Aurat March that happened a few days back I was so inspired, one night I stayed up writing a song. The next day I recorded it and a few days later, this is what I am presenting to you guys.”
She continued: “I believe that the Aurat March is something that is necessary for Pakistan, it is not uncommon for Woman to come together on International Woman’s Day and bring the real issues that woman in Pakistan deal with, to the table.”
She concluded saying: “This is my stance on it. I support any cause that in return empowers woman, I know especially being from a South Asian/ Middle Eastern family, fighting the patriarchy may be exhausting, but at the same time... also the most worthwhile.”
The Aurat March in Pakistan saw a massive turnout of women as well as men, hailing from all classes, ethnic and religious groups, uniting under the banner of ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’.
According to the organisers of Aurat March, the goal was to get women to come out on the streets and help them to fight for their basic rights.