"A mother has (the) biggest influence on a person ...a real mother, that is. I completely disagree with this Western concept, this feminist movement... it has degraded the role of a mother...when I was growing up, my mother had the most impact on me.”" - Imran Khan to Hum News (Pakistan)
Former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan has landed himself in a major controversy in light of his recent comment on the “Western concept of the feminist movement’’. The Tehreek-e-Insaf party leader said that the Western notion of feminism degrades the role of a mother.
His remarks did not go down well with most users on social media. Some even claimed that he does not even have a shallow understanding of feminism, leave alone an “in-depth’’ one.
Seems no one told Imran Khan ever what exactly is feminism. The man speaks out of his pre conceived notions about just everything, without having even a shallow information about it let alone in-depth knowledge. https://t.co/GSBQZzhJkB— Marvi Sirmed मार्वि ماروی (@marvisirmed) June 17, 2018
“Irresponsible and Misleading for Young People.”
Imran Khan says 'feminism has downgraded the role of motherhood'. Despite my best efforts to not comment on any PTI shenanigans, this nonsense is objectionable. It is irresponsible and misleading for all young people.— Naheed Memon (@Naheed_Memon) June 17, 2018
Imran Khan's views on feminism show his utter lack of understanding of the issue. He should ensure he is better briefed or not speak on issues he has little knowledge and awareness of.— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) June 17, 2018
Imran Khan supports Taliban— Aisi Taisi Democracy (@AisiTaisiDemo) June 18, 2018
"Oh I guess he might still be a feminist."
Imran Khan and his party routinely abuse his ex-wives
"Well he may be a feminist who knows."
Imran Khan literally says he hates feminism
"Oh no he's not a feminist."
#Feminism has never looked down on motherhood. Feminists have worked in every country to create paid leave and laws to protect mothers & safety nets so mothers dont leave work to care for kids. Educate yourself #ImranKhan @ImranKhanPTI— Seraphina (@seraphina444) June 17, 2018
“Expected of Him...”
While a lot of users were lashing out, some said that they are not too surprised with the comments as it is pretty much “expected”of him.
Btw I don’t find anything that Imran Khan said regarding feminism or the West in his interview with Amber Shamsi surprising or new. He’s been spewing such nonsense from Day Zero of his political career. And actually been quite consistent on this.— Ayesha Ijaz Khan (@ayeshaijazkhan) June 17, 2018
“Feminism is Nothing Without Motherhood...”
There were also some people who supported Khan’s statement:
Those who don't believe in motherhood are hurt by Imran Khan statement. Feminism that disown the role of motherhood is indeed a cancer.— Usman (@iUsmanaliii) June 18, 2018
Ref @ImranKhanPTI's interview with @AmberRShamsi, IK said he disagrees with the western concept of feminism - never said he disapproves of equal rights for women. You may not like the man, but it doesn't mean that your disdain for him makes him anti women rights.— Omar Shahid (@omarshahid_) June 17, 2018
Feminism is nothing without motherhood in our society but after marriage and thats what Khan said..— A.A.KHAN (@mbckhan) June 17, 2018
Where as in west Faminism is for a women to give berth a child first and find his father afterwords.
You guys will twist and oppose every thing what khan says.
There were some who pointed out that his ex-wife is an outspoken feminist and a great mother. Is there a lesson there?
"Feminism, which is from the West, has degraded motherhood." -- @ImranKhanPTI— Kala Kawa (@kaalakawaa) June 17, 2018
In the meanwhile, his ex-wife, a self declared feminist from the West appears to be a wonderful mother. So maybe he should *literally* look at his own family before making such jarring statements.
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