Was it yet another slip of tongue? Or is Khan trying to imply that being a woman is an insult?
Was it yet another slip of tongue? Or is Khan trying to imply that being a woman is an insult?

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan People's Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari are fierce political opponents but things between the two just got seriously heated.

After Bilawal pointed fingers at IK's Oxford education post his 'Germany and Japan sharing a border' snafu, the PTI founder hit back at BBZ during a recent speech in Wana in which he referred to him as "Bilawal Bhutto sahiba".

The PM joins a host of other public figures who appear to associate femaleness with weakness. In politics especially, those in positions of authority often seek demean opponents by calling them 'women' - as if belonging to that gender is a flaw or insult.

Public figures should carefully consider the words they use in their speeches and statements, but every few weeks we are served a reminder that this is not the case.

Such misogynistic comments coming from a PM are alarming and distasteful. Was it another slip of tongue? Or does Khan really believe being a woman is an insult? Either way, Twitter isn't here for this display of toxic masculinity:

People agreed that such language is unbecoming of a PM

And that it was a very petty statement to make

Also, why is womanhood being made synonymous with inferiority?

Some people are giving him the benefit of the doubt

Even if it was an honest mistake, it's time for some self-reflection perhaps?

Bilawal doesn't seem to be too bothered by it though...

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