Shahid Afridi has stirred up A LOT of controversies with his recently released book. His bold opinions written in the book have brought the former captain the wrath of certain sections of the audience. His latest revelation related to his daughters has been criticized by many.
So basically, Shahid Afridi has been slammed for his chauvinist remarks where he said that his daughters are forbidden from playing cricket
He said that he has not allowed his daughters to play ANY kind of sports. He mentioned that he’s proud to be a conservative father. He also said that he has taken the social and religious factors into consideration before taking this decision.
In his book he wrote, “Ajwa and Asmara are the youngest and love to play dress-up. They have my permission to play any sport, as long as they’re indoors. Cricket? No, not for my girls. They have permission to play all the indoor games they want, but my daughters are not going to be competing in public sporting activities.”
He didn’t forget to shade feminists by saying, about his decision to net his daughters play cricket,“[t]he feminists can say whatever they want about my decision”.
Afridi has stated that his daughters are really good at sports but he would not want them to play publicly
He also said that it’s his own decision and the opinions and views of feminists cannot impact his perspective.
Cricket is not for my daughters, feminists can say whatever: Shahid Afridi https://t.co/hOp1zWaPHe
— Naveed Yousafzai (@naveedyzi) May 10, 2019
People are criticizing the cricketer’s statement and have asserted that this is the kind of patriarchal oppression we are fighting against, as a society
Shahid Afridi has said he will never allow his daughters to play sports outdoors because of societal and cultural reasons. This is the patriarchal oppression we are fighting against. It's every girls right to be free to choose what she does #Culturalabusehttps://t.co/C03WnI4H2x
— Alex (@Alex_J_Speaker) May 10, 2019
They went on to say that Afridi himself does advertisements involving daughters of others but he’s being hypocritical in not allowing his own daughters to have this freedom
He is “do what I say not what I do”misogynist. He himself does advertisements involving daughters of other people, yet doesn’t want his own daughters to have this freedom. Which is not even his discretion in the first place to curb. #Hypocrisy #ShahidAfridi #Feminism go to hell.
— Sadafzaidi (@sadafzaidi_0) May 10, 2019
Don’t be a Shahid Afridi to your daughter, sister, or wife. Let your women be. Also, it’s alright to have housemaking as a purpose, so if she’s happy doing so, there’s no harm. But as you know, gender roles are transforming rapidly, for good. So don’t get nervous, & be a partner.
— φως (@TheSortedChaos) May 8, 2019
People labeled him as a misogynist and said that they were disgusted by this sexist remark of the cricketer
A Misogynist! 😡
This is disgusting beyond words.
— Sabah Alam (@AlamSabah) May 10, 2019
Some said that they feel bad for his daughters
What a Bloody misogynist
No outdoor sport for my daughters, feminists can say whatever they want to: Shahid Afridi
— Andrea Rose (@Andyrockz2012) May 10, 2019
I hope his daughters are smart enough to say 'fuck you daddy'
Cricket is not for my daughters, feminists can say whatever: Shahid Afridi https://t.co/VSPVovZ7yC
— asim syed (@asimsyed23) May 10, 2019
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