Imran Khan's remarks on feminism draw social media ire

I disagree with the West's Feminist Movement: Imran Khan

Laila Raza June 17, 2018
Imran Khan said he disagreed with the West's Feminist Movement. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Speaking to a private TV channel, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that he disagrees with the Western 'feminist movement'.

Khan claimed that the movement has contributed to 'degenerating' motherhood.

The remarks of PTI chairperson were deemed 'anti-women' and drew a social media backlash.

The twitteratis perceived such comments as highly 'irresponsible' and criticised Khan on his lack of knowledge of the ideology and movement.

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Khan was accused of having lack of consideration for the gains (right to vote, run for office) of Women Suffrage Movement which also resulted in feminist movements across the globe demanding equal rights to life in a society. Commentators termed the remarks as a major disappointment.

When contacted, the party's media spokesperson didn't respond to the questions The Express Tribune asked regarding the controversial statement, saying that 'he is unaware of such a statement made by the party chief'.


Javed | 5 years ago | Reply @Manzoor Ahmed: I had high hopes for him, after this position on feminism. May god help Pakistan.
Raghu | 6 years ago | Reply @Hamna You nailed it!
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