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    Here Are Some Of The Most Heartbreaking Words Pakistani Women Have Heard About Their Bodies

    "I censored my actions. I tried to be as invisible as possible."

    Zainab Chughtai, a Lahore-based criminal lawyer, made a video where Pakistani women revealed the ways they have been body-shamed, and the effect it has had on them.

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    In 2014, Chughtai founded BullyProof, which is a social awareness campaign that addressed the issue of bullying in schools. As a part of BullyProof, she holds sessions with young students and has addressed over 4000 students so far, mostly young women.

    The video gives a heartbreaking look into the words women have heard about their bodies.

    Zainab Chughtai / Via Piphany Productions / Tabish Habib

    Chughtai told BuzzFeed that the women featured in the video were all participants in a community based therapy group.

    And their size was something they were most shamed for.

    Zainab Chughtai / Via Piphany Productions / Tabish Habib

    They opened up about how society damaged them without realisation, forever.

    Zainab Chughtai / Via Piphany Productions / Tabish Habib

    Chughtai told BuzzFeed that she made this video to express just how much abuse and shaming women actually experience.

    Zainab Chughtai / Via Piphany Productions / Tabish Habib

    "Unfortunately most shaming takes place within the family. Shaming is NEVER OKAY. It’s never a joke.” Chughtai concluded.

    Zainab Chughtai / Via Piphany Productions / Tabish Habib

    You are much more of a person than a body.

    Zainab Chughtai / Via Piphany Productions / Tabish Habib

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