One sexist tweet has turned Twitter in Pakistan into a savage battle ground
The culprit is one Sonia Khan, a self professed caffeine addict who tweets about random things ranging from jokes, mundane rants about everyday problems, memes, social commentary etc. etc.
Two types of people:
1. khana khanay wale
2. khane ki 10pics le k Collage bna k us ko 310 others k sath tag krne waley
— Sonia Khan (@CafeineAddict) September 14, 2017
Here’s the tweet in question that has riled people up
Call me whatever u want but I believe in Male Dominancy & Male Dominant Society.THEY ARE MEANT TO BE DOMINANT ALLAH GAVE THEM THE AUTHORITY.
— Sonia Khan (@CafeineAddict) September 12, 2017
Honestly, I don’t even understand what was going in her mind when decided to say something this sexist. Sonia believes in a male dominant society (just to be absolutely clear, it’d be a society where males are the real, ultimate authority over everything) because she thinks God has given them the authority… ummm… okayy…
Gentlemen on Twitter were generally very happy at the comments
Dominancy doesn't mean abuse!
Dominancy equates to care and responsibility.
— M. Yousuf Iqbal (@yousuffiqbal) September 13, 2017
They even went on to mock some feminists
Feminists be like pic.twitter.com/thPuU6f4se
— ظ… (@yaarzfr) September 12, 2017
But the more woke people aka Feminists just could not wrap their heads around the bizarre tweet
— Wardah (@x1Dwarzonex) September 13, 2017
Honestly, some of the humor laced replies were pretty hilarious
— Sassy Mama ? (@brunettespeakin) September 14, 2017
And borderline PG rated
me when im horny https://t.co/O6AWBL2per
— sara (@grungesymphony) September 13, 2017
Some people even asked for proof supporting her statement
Please provide proof supporting this statement of yours. Thank you.
— Khadija (@fishfleshfowl) September 13, 2017
Sonia had a reply for all the feminists coming at her
She tried to clear the air by calling it just her own opinion but it is important to realize that the tweet was not only a little condescending in nature, it did sound a lot like stating something as a religious face, especially when it is said among people who take religion really seriously.
I tweeted my heart but I was not knowing that Twitter is full of idle feminists who are waiting like hungry dogs.
Thanks btw 🙂
— Sonia Khan (@CafeineAddict) September 13, 2017
While it’s true that everybody is entitled to their own opinion and that social media has given a voice to everyone, it must also be understood that our words hold responsibility. There’s already enough casual sexism and misogyny in the world and these things (coming from a woman, especially) will do nothing but perpetuate patriarchy even further.
By all means, express your concerns and doubts about the roles of men and women but let’s try and not be rigid and condescending about them. It’s always better to hold an informed argument than just downright putting a gender down, don’t you think?
What do you guys think of the whole thing? Let us know in the comments.