Shahid Afridi Tells ‘Feminists’ To ‘Stop Meddling’ In People’s Lives
After coming under fire for saying that he would not allow his daughters to take part in outdoor sports, Afridi has responded saying that ‘feminists’ should ‘stop meddling’ in people’s lives and let them be.
“I don’t judge anyone for what they do or meddle in people’s life. I expect the same too from others. May Allah bless my daughters and daughters/women all over the world! Let people be,” Afridi said via his Twitter account.
He said that his daughters mean the world to him and that he will support them to follow their ambitions as a responsible father. “My daughters are very precious to me! My life revolves around them. They all have some ambitions in life and I will support them while guiding them as a responsible father.”
In the book, Afridi states that he will not allow his four daughters, Ajwa, Ansha, Asmara and Aqsa, to play outdoor sports.
“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.”
His comments brought criticism from social media users who accused him of being ‘misogynist’ and ‘sexist’. Some even asked the former Pakistani skipper to apologize for his ‘regressive’ remarks.
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