[VIDEO] Pakistani social media star opens up about how he was bullied for ‘speaking like women’
Expressing what he went through all his life, the actor added, "People used to bully me and often say petty things regarding my hand gestures and that I walk like girls."
Masculinity is a social mindset that originates from cultural norms and is used by society for desired ends. An actor, dancer, and an MPhil scholar named Ameer Hamza has shared his struggles because he did not fit the regular mold of masculinity.
In a recent interview, Hamza said, “My father used to work abroad, and I was raised in an all-female house. Over the years, I developed a very emotional relationship with my mother, and she has always been the greatest influence in my life.”
Expressing what he went through all his life, the actor added, “People used to bully me and often say petty things regarding my hand gestures and that I walk like girls.”
Speaking about the double standards of our society, Hamza said, “If a girl dresses like a boy, everyone say she has swag. On the other hand, If a boy does something feminine, he would be bullied” ”
Hamza further went on to say, “I was rejected for many acting roles because of my hand movement and the way I talked. Moreover, casting directors also passed judgments that I would only fit in female and trans characters.
Towards the end of the video, the entertainer said, “It is the educational institutes’ responsibility to change the mindsets of students as people’s perspectives are strongly inﬂuenced by their institution’s culture and values.”
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