Imran Khan Slammed For Being Rape Apologist, Again [Reactions]

When will he learn!

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Once again Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is in hot waters over blaming anyone and everyone but the rapist for sexual violence. Desi Twitter just had about enough of him.

In his recent interview with Jonathan Swan when asked about his previous comments that led to him being seen as a ‘rape apologist’, rather than make amends Imran Khan went ahead and reiterated the need to prevent ‘temptation’ all over again.

“If a woman is wearing very few clothes it will have an impact on men, unless they’re robots. I mean it’s common sense.”

Even the interviewer Jonathan Swan was taken aback saying;

“Is that really going to provoke sexual violence!?”

And Imran Khan responded in the affirmative.


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In no time Twitter had to step in and school the PM. Regardless of him being a rape apologist who is into victim-blaming, the reality is the women that fall victim to rape crimes in your country weren’t scantily clad as he believes.

 

The reality checks were brutal and Netizens did not hold back pointing out case after case that had nothing to do with clothes. Rape is about power and control. In a society where women are even stripped of the right to self-determination, crimes against them will be prevalent. Many research studies have made it clear;

“Sexual violence is likely to occur more commonly in cultures that foster beliefs of perceived male superiority and social and cultural inferiority of women.”

 

People even helped Imran Khan recall his playboy past and how he’s in no position to preach. So how did the PM manage to exercise self-restraint back then?

 

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Yet again Twitter had to call out how we must never make excuses for crime, rather enforce the law.

 

A comedian even had to call out how the PM literally just said;

“This cultural imperialism (not victim-blaming and holding rapists accountable), whatever is in our culture, must be acceptable to everyone else, it’s not.”

 

Well, then it’s high time culture evolved because clearly, something is wrong. People had to spell out how that’s a threat to women and their security in Pakistan. And basically defending ‘the right to rape’.


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Even Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters couldn’t defend the PM over that.

 

In light of all the research available on what causes the prevalence of rape culture, what do you have to say? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.

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