Panelists: Shmyla Khan and Dr. Maryam Mustafa
Date: 14th February 2022
Where: Live on LUMS Facebook
In this discussion, the speakers explored the ways in which privacy is experienced along gendered lines, undercut and reinforced by patriarchy in complex and at times violent ways. Taking a feminist perspective on privacy, Shmyla Khan and Dr. Maryam Mustafa explored how the right to privacy has been critiqued by feminists, particularly the "privacy of the home", but also how it has been employed to make gains in areas of bodily autonomy and sexualities--leading to the critical feminist question of whether privacy truly has emancipatory potential? The talk also contextualised the discussion in Pakistan, and looked at privacy through the lens of emerging tech such as artificial intelligence and the intersectional impact it can have.