Hyatt justified prime minister's rape comments
Singer Jawad Ahmad has called out Rohail Hyatt for defending Prime Imran Khan’s comments on rape.
Hyatt wrote a thread claiming that the prime minister’s comments that vulgarity and decreasing purdah are responsible for increasing rape in Pakistan, have been taken out of context.
“I believe @ImranKhanPTI words have been taken out of context and a big ruckus created by the so-called champions of Freedom and Liberty. He’s clearly condemning rape and giving a message that going out of the boundaries of modesty invites trouble and who can deny this fact” he tweeted Thursday.
He also said that “as a father, I’d give the same advice to my child to be mindful of how you dress in our society. Not because I want to give into the sickness, but because I care for the person I’m giving the advice to.”
Replying to his modesty tweet, Ahmad said that there should be no justification for rape.
“Why are you talking stupid? Will you tell us which dresses are modest & which are not?”
Why are you talking stupid?— Jawad Ahmad (@jawadahmadone) April 10, 2021
Will you tell us which dresses are modest & which are not?
Will you get into your child’s wardrobe & point out which dress once worn would keep her safe in the society?
What if a dress you choose is still disapproved by majority?#DontJustifyRape https://t.co/qELCAF4LdG
Hyatt was criticised by other Twitter users as well for his shallow understanding of how rape culture works.
But that’s not what was being addressed by him. As a father, I’d give the same advice to my child to be mindful of how you dress in our society. Not because I want to give into the sickness, but because I care for the person I’m giving the advice to.— Rohail Hyatt (@rohailhyatt) April 8, 2021
Replying to his “I’d give the same advice to my child” tweet, people were quick to remind him that Imran Khan is the country’s prime minister not the father.
Don’t be a rape apologist @rohailhyatt, you have hurt many survivors of sexual violence by constantly defending & validating factually incorrect, insensitive & dangerous statement of PM. Rape is an act of violence & control. It can’t be explained away & there are no excuses. https://t.co/B7ofgzkype— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) April 9, 2021