Why toilets are about class and gender wars
A group of students in Lahore interviewed women who clean toilets and were shocked at the inhumanity they face
The Lahore University of Management Sciences is pricey and selective. Set in the heart of feudal Punjab, it educates the daughters and sons of Pakistan’s most privileged citizens, getting them ready to move on to Harvard, Princeton and the like, and take their rightful places on the thrones of power. This semester, students in Ghazal Zulfiqar’s “women and policy in Pakistan" course are concentrating on a different kind of throne—the porcelain one in the bathroom—and the women who clean it.