Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The role of Media in spreading westernization.

Westernization has been spread through out our country because of the media. The TV channels shows various newscasters and different characters in the dramas wearing westernized clothes. In addition to this, intimate scenes are becoming more common in TV programs. Even our Lux Style Awards depict the western style of dressing and decor.

The catalougs, magazines, billboards etc clearly show the impact of westernization all over Pakistan. You can see the catalougs of StoneAge for example. Magazines and certain tv shows discuss extremely open issues that are out of the scene if people take into account our culture, tradition and religious values.

This is what, following, western liberal concepts has done to us. We don't even remember our own values and beliefs and therefore we are getting entrapped deeper into the web of westernization (so called advancement that is considered essential for development!!!)

So share your views and keep blogging on inside-out Pakistan.

16 comments:

Abeer Pervaiz said...

no doubt pakistani media is responsible for spreading of western culture. first in dramas and tv shows there was some respect and distances was maintained as well as in keeping one self covered. But now its common for them to hug hold hands and jump into each other laps!..plus the new fashion tv is just another window that shows us that just how muslims and pakistanis we are...in the lux style award instead of promoting who u are we dress up like westerns..media has made it very common.

Amarah said...

thats very true abeer... there should be some respect atleast

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Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree with you!!!
I really wonder what our nation has come to. The things we call "advancing" in our industry and "modernizing" today's fashion sense is simply put over-exposure and out of our cultural limits. How many of you out there wear those clothes the models present on the ramp? How many of you actually are ALLOWED to wear those clothes publicly out on the streets. Before you know it, if you do, you will be labeled as an "outcast." Yes illiteracy and some close-mindedness are factors in this. But close-mindedness in protesting against gowns that shows half of a womens back is not a FACTOR to pull out. I see no advancement in our industry. Simply copying western style dresses and making them more inappropriate than they already, does not mean we are advancing our industry. I am from America and I am ashamed to show my friends our fashion styles, why? Because one there is no difference, no distinction between the styles. Two, the few times I have tried my friends have turned around and said, "I thought you guys were cultural and believed in modesty, why are these models wearing strapless dresses?" Being a Muslim Pakistani girl I had no answer for them.
(Please do not point to me and say that I am an extremist!! I wear jeans, pants, t-shirts etc.) I am focusing on the decency of our fashion industry which we have obviously lost. To be honest, it shouldn't be surprising if in the next 5-10 years you see shorts are being worn with kameezes. Hold on to your seats because our fashion industry is again going to label this as "advancement."

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rana qamar said...

all this is fact.media should care the islamic rules and teachings.because although media develop a society but it can also destroy a developed society as they have access to every person

Communication said...

I think we should find positivity in everything. Nobody is enforcing you to adopt such fashion, nobody is going to beat you if you do not do vulgar fashion… but the thing is that we have some dressing sense as well to how to well represent our self. How to manage our self so that when we go outside people at least say us decent and well dressed. i hope you people understand my point of view.

Pak Nation said...

I think we should find positivity in everything. Nobody is enforcing you to adopt such fashion, nobody is going to beat you if you do not do vulgar fashion… but the thing is that we have some dressing sense as well to how to well represent our self. How to manage our self so that when we go outside people at least say us decent and well dressed. i hope u guys will understand my point of view.

Anonymous said...

Westernization is a CONCEPT where people are allowed to dress/eat/drink etc. whatever they want without being harassed. It's hallmark of western culture because this liberates men AND WOMEN and people are allowed to be as creative as possible. For example, fashion is a creative art where people should be free to design whatever they feel is BEAUTIFUL without any restrictions. Women should be allowed to dress how they wish and do what they want because they are FREE to make this choice. This is being TOLERANT of one another and letting your fellow pakistani do whatever they wish. You shouldn't have a HITLER mentality where you want to control how people look and dress, for obvious reasons.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said: ya thats really true! we should not be accepting the western culture. why cant we make our own culture. why do we celebrate the holidays or the festivals of western people. cant we make our own day cant we celebrate a mothers day on day e.g on 21st june.. why do we give gifts and a lot love on that day only but for us our mothers are our life.we should be tracked on our own culture and to be honest enough to believe in our fundamentals of islam.. :P

Progress said...

what the hell are your damn values or beliefs?? nothing!!! YOUR VALUES SHOULD BE " LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE!" THATS IT.FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAM ARE BASED ON HADITH AND ALL THAT SHIT, READ YOUR QURAN FOR CHRIST SAKE. IT DOESN'T SAY ANYWHERE IN QURAN TO COVER UR ENTIRE BODY, U JUST HAVE TO COVER UR BUTT AND UR CHEST AND UR FRONTAL AREA (LOL). THATS IT!

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST PEOPLES PARTY OF PAKISTAN said...

what the hell are your damn values or beliefs?? nothing!!! YOUR VALUES SHOULD BE " LIBERTE, EGALITE, FRATERNITE!" THATS IT.FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAM ARE BASED ON HADITH AND ALL THAT SHIT, READ YOUR QURAN FOR CHRIST SAKE. IT DOESN'T SAY ANYWHERE IN QURAN TO COVER UR ENTIRE BODY, U JUST HAVE TO COVER UR BUTT AND UR CHEST AND UR FRONTAL AREA (LOL). THATS IT!

Arslan Rana said...

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I totally agree with and the role of media in Pakistan is one of the serious issues that must be done in a positive way. Thank you for sharing such a nice post.