ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has drawn severe criticism on the social media after he said during a TV interview that he disagrees with the Western ‘feminist movement’.
Khan claimed that the movement has contributed to ‘degenerating’ motherhood.
The PTI chief’s remarks were deemed ‘anti-women’ and drew a social media backlash.
The Twitterati perceived such comments as highly ‘irresponsible’ and criticised Khan on his lack of knowledge of the ideology and movement.
Jemima Goldsmith , Imran’s ex-wife, responded to the comments. “Feminism for me is about freedom to choose,” she responded when asked on Twitter.
Reham Khan too reacted to the remarks, criticising PTI’s social media team. “Trolls associated with PTI rose to his defence, calling us dastardly feminists with a ‘Western agenda’ and insisting that feminism does indeed ruin the motherhood experience,” she said.