Sania Mirza Shuts Down Journalist’s Sexist Question With a Witty Remark

The tennis star exposes female bias in the media

Tennis star Sania Mirza attended the FMCG event where she was asked by a journalist how she manages to find the balance between her career and motherhood, a topic that has been speculated upon amidst ongoing rumors about her marriage to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik.

Sania gracefully shut down a sexist question that has plagued female celebrities for years but is rarely asked of their male counterparts.

During the event, Sania was asked about her ability to juggle her professional commitments while being a devoted mother to her son. In a moment that showcased her quick wit and sense of equality, she responded in Urdu,

Jaise wo [Shoaib Malik] manage karte hain, waise main manage karti hu (I manage it the same way he does).

Mirza further stated that she will be willing to answer the question, but only under one condition. “If you ask Shoaib Malik the same question, then I’ll give you my answer,” Sania said with a cheeky grin.

Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza

Sania’s pointed response emphasized the double standards that exist in the industry, where female celebrities are often subjected to questions about balancing motherhood and their careers, while their male counterparts rarely face the same scrutiny.

By playfully suggesting that the journalist should pose the same question to Shoaib Malik, Sania conveyed the message that gendered expectations should be challenged and applied equally to both partners in a relationship.

Sania Mirza’s candid and humorous retort serves as a reminder that women in the public eye should be celebrated for their achievements and talents, rather than being confined to stereotypical roles and expectations.

Her response has garnered widespread praise, highlighting the importance of equality and fairness in the media industry.

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