Jemima Goldsmith’s Tweet on Imran Khan’s Remarks on Rape and Women’s Modesty

People are freaking out on Imran Khan’s remarks on increasing rape cases and relate it to obscenity. It is always a myth that a woman’s clothing triggers anyone to take the advantage of her and linked to the sexual violence against her has long been demystified. Jemima Goldsmith’s Tweet on Imran Khan’s Remarks on Rape and Women’s Modesty.

Nevertheless, it is cranky that the prime minister still harbors this problematic view. International media has also picked up on the premier’s comments linking the incidence of rape to vulgarity and women’s modesty, and one article has caught the eye of Jemima Goldsmith, the ex-wife of Imran Khan.

Imran Khan’s response to one caller lands him in hot waters

During a telethon were members of the public were bidding to ask him questions regarding social concerns, Imran Khan’s response to one caller became disconcerting. Though Mr. Khan deplored crimes against women and children.

According to the media officials,

“Khan’s clarification that sexual violence is somehow a product of ‘obscenity, which he later described as a Western and an Indian import. The annotations are betrayed an ill-informed understanding of a very serious issue.”

Imran Khan during an online show reportedly said,

“Wearing the veil will protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation.”

 

Jemima Goldsmith’s Tweet on Imran Khan’s Remarks on Rape and Women’s Modesty

UK’s MailOnline ran the news with the headline

“Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames how women dress for the rise in rape cases and says ‘not everyone has the willpower to avoid it.”

To which Jemima tweeted:

“I’m hoping this is a misquote/mistranslation. The Imran I knew used to say, ‘Put a veil on the man’s eyes, not on the woman’.”

Then she quoted a verse [24:30] from the Holy Quran:

“Say to the believing ‘men’ that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Surely, Allah is well aware of what they do.” “The onus is on men,” she wrote.

Critics say Khan’s statements are the insight of Pakistan’s patriarchy and culture of impunity

Political analyst and author Zahid Hussain wrote in a commentary Wednesday,

“It is regrettable that the prime minister does not appear to understand just how vulnerable and unsafe women are in this society. It is a failure of our law enforcement, as well as the prevailing culture of impunity that makes women insecure. Such suggestions reflect a warped sense of morality and insensitivity towards a serious problem. More dangerously, they try and justify the increasing incidence of sexual crimes in Pakistan,”

According to the statement signed by several rights organizations said,

The statement has been signed by representatives of several rights organizations, including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, War Against Rape, and Pakistan Bar Council’s Journalist Defence Committee.

“The Prime Minister Imran had actively fostered and promoted rape culture and rape apologia. In a country where the total reported cases of rape to represent only the tip of the iceberg, such statements have the effect of further traumatizing and silencing survivors of sexual violence by placing the blame on them, instead of on those who carry out the crime and the system that enables rapists.”

What would you comment on regarding the statement?

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