Social media has erupted in cheers for anchorperson Shahzeb Khanzada for calling out on sexist remarks by Pak Sarzameen Get together (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal.
On the present affairs speak present Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Ke Saath on Geo Information on Monday, Kamal was discussing his rift with Muttahida Qaumi Motion-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar.
Throughout their dialog, the PSP chairman described Sattar’s current behaviour as “auraton kee tara rona dhona, chooriyan torna, cheel ki tarah chillana” (crying like a lady, smashing bangles, shrieking like an eagle).
Although worst references to ladies on nationwide tv have been brushed away with little consequence, Khanzada’s response to the sexist feedback was refreshing.
Slicing the informal sexism brief, the anchor stated: “Apologies for the intervention, nevertheless it’s not proper to check with ladies like that. Ladies are a strong group. It isn’t proper to check with them like this. That is all, please proceed.”
Kamal was taken abruptly, as he paused to collect his ideas and reply to the sudden intervention.
However maybe, he might have taken some extra time to provide you with an applicable response.
As an alternative of apologising for his remarks, Kamal took the defensive strategy: “Thanks for correcting me. I agree with you. However on the subject of what I used to be saying, you might know some robust ladies, I do know some weak ones…”
“Males can be weak,” Khanzada replied with amusing. “Anyway, we will proceed our dialogue.”
Khanzada’s temporary intervention provides a loud and clear message: sexist behaviour ought to be referred to as out.
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