The outspoken cricketer hit out various aspects of society which made it so that a child has to be taught ‘good and bad’ touch. He arguest that they haven't explained the concept to their daughters.
He wrote <link>: “Frankly, my wife and I haven’t explained good touch, bad touch to our daughters yet. You can put it down to hesitation. The world of Aazeen, the four-year-old, is right now all about colourful flying fishes, chocolates growing on trees and a pink dressing table for her pink-haired Barbie doll.”
Hitting out at the incidents of rape in Katha and Unnao, he said he’d neither give the government a clean-chit for bringing in an ordinance introducing capital punishment of raping minors nor would he protest the ordinance to like activists who decry capital punishment.
He also questions the necessity to have skimpily-clad women to fill up stadiums in the IPL.
He goes on to question why society is hell-bent on objectifying women, writing: “But Sir, with a hand on your heart, tell me, do we really respect girls/women beyond paying lip service? Aren’t we the first ones to discuss the anatomy of a new office colleague or even a stranger who boards a DTC bus or a metro train?”
Hitting out at online pornography, he wonders why so many people search for violent videos on the internet. He adds: “Will a porn ban help? No, but counselling of young boys and men will and so will a change in our text books. someone needs to explain to growing up men that the opposite sex is not a consumable good and that a healthy, peaceful existence is possible with them.”