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“Feminism degrades role of mothers,” says Imran Khan

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, during in an interview, said that “Western feminism has degraded the role of mothers.”

“I disagree with the feminism movement that has degraded the role of a mother,” says PTI chief

The cricketer-turned-politician further told the interviewer that his mother played a major role in his upbringing and that “Children learn from their mothers. Mother tongue comes from mother… I disagree with the feminism movement that has degraded the role of a mother,” he said in an interview with Pakistani media outlet Hum News. 

Although Imran Khan’s stance on feminism still remains unclear, it should be noted that he did not disagree with feminism’s main objective that is equal rights for women.

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Imran Khan, who aspires to be Pakistan’s next Prime Minister, was called irresponsible, misleading, and asked if he even knew what “feminism” meant.

 

Imran Khan’s comments spark a Twitter row as PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto and Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan reacts

PTI chief’s comments started a debate on social media and amid a barge of criticism, he did find some support. Imran Khan, who aspires to be Pakistan’s next Prime Minister, was called irresponsible, misleading, and asked if he even knew what “feminism” meant.

Here’s a video of the interview as posted by Omar Shahid, a Twitter user from Islamabad:

Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, the son of Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, tweeted the words of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in an attempt to explain that no country can prosper without its women working side by side to its men:

Imran Khan’s ex-wife, who is also publishing a book that reportedly will tarnish his reputation as a respectable man, tweeted:

Some, however, defended Imran Khan saying that the leader never said that women shouldn’t get equal rights, and how “feminism does not look upon motherhood.”

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Lahore-based writer Mehr Tarar said, “Just because he has old fashioned views about certain concepts and movements, that in no way, in my opinion, makes him (misogynist) or anti-women rights.”

Imran Khan has promised to change the country in the first 100 days of government

Imran Khan’s party PTI is one of the most favorite parties that will contest the general elections scheduled to be held on July 25. Imran Khan has promised to clean up the government in the first 100 days of government, create 10 million jobs within five years, and build “world-class” schools and hospitals.

 

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