Did you hear the one about the girl who dressed as a boy to take an exam for her brother? She watched She’s the Man for research. Okay, I’m kidding about the second part, but the first part is true.
A girl named Iqra from Lahore, Pakistan recently did her brother a huge solid and disguised herself as him in order to help him pass a test so he can get into the college of his choice. He didn’t think he could score well enough on his own. Unfortunately for them, they got caught in the act by the inspection team.
This is obviously immoral to begin with, but did you also know that the boy is studying to become a doctor? This might explain why some of the doctors I’ve come across in my life have been less than stellar. Perhaps their sisters threw on a backwards baseball cap and a pair of overalls and took a few tests for them?!
I think that’s the part about all of this that’s bugging me the most. I’m not going to sit here on a high horse and say I’ve never cheated on a test before, but if I wanted to be a doctor and put people’s lives in my hands, I’d wanna know my ish. What happens when/if this guy makes it to MD status? “Hey sis, I’m not sure how to perform this surgery and I’m too nervous I’ll mess it up – Can you just do it for me? Just put on these scrubs, cap and mask and I doubt anyone will notice.”
Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. It was just one test, as far as we know…
I just hope this girl Igre is doing something fabulous with her own life. I don‘t know their whole story, but for some reason I’m picturing the olden days (and sometimes still present day) when a woman would write a novel but have to use a man’s name to get credit. Hopefully she’s already super successful on her own, and not just helping her bro get ahead in life.
At least we know this is a brother/sister pair who is looking out for each other. I feel like Claire Dunphy would totally do something like this for Mitchell on Modern Family. And I KNOW Tia and Tamera have done it (without the dressing up part, of course).
Would you take a test for your brother/sister to help them pass? Do you think what these siblings did was no big deal, or totally wrong?