Popularly known as ‘Rundee’ in local slang, these women belong to the red-light areas. They are mostly from small towns or rural areas. In older times, there used to be the tradition of 'courtesan' much like the geisha. Now the prostitute has nothing to offer except sex, some dancing on Bollywood or Lollywood songs, and singing. These women aspire at their best to be Lollywood actresses. Most of them get a few hundred to a few thousand for dance performances or sex. They have no unions to fight for their rights and protection. Surprisingly, they are quite dominant in their family hierarchy as they are the main bread-earners in the family. Most of the men in these families live off their sisters, and mothers and mainly become pimps, or play music. Strangely, the style of dress they follow is very similar to the way that eunuchs style themselves. (image by Nariman Ansari)
Popularly known as ‘Rundee’ in local slang, these women belong to the red-light areas. They are mostly from small towns or rural areas. In older times, there used to be the tradition of 'courtesan' much like the geisha. Now the prostitute has nothing to offer except sex, some dancing on Bollywood or Lollywood songs, and singing. These women aspire at their best to be Lollywood actresses. Most of them get a few hundred to a few thousand for dance performances or sex. They have no unions to fight for their rights and protection. Surprisingly, they are quite dominant in their family hierarchy as they are the main bread-earners in the family. Most of the men in these families live off their sisters, and mothers and mainly become pimps, or play music. Strangely, the style of dress they follow is very similar to the way that eunuchs style themselves.
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http://tribune.com.pk/story/324158/the-construction-of-dignity/
http://www.bitemagazine.net/2010/06/29/levels-of-reality/
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