“There is a bicycle club in Karachi with women and men who take to the streets every weekend and expose the men on the streets of Karachi to women on a two wheeler. It is aptly called Critical Mass. And maybe that is really what we need; a ‘critical mass’ of women challenging conventions. It is a well known fact that a critical mass can effect changes in social and cultural attitudes.”
No law in Pakistan states that women cannot own or ride a two-wheeler. So why not begin our very own revolution of reclaiming public space - with the help of bicycles, motorbikes and similar affordable means of transport? This is amazing and it’s happening. Here are some images of Pakistani women using bikes in public.