Jemima Goldsmith reacts to PM Imran's latest statement on rape with a sigh

Jemima Goldsmith reacts to PM Imran's latest statement on rape with a sigh

People seem to believe she hasn't watched the interview and aren't hesitating to tell her that on Twitter.
23 Jun, 2021

Jemima Goldsmith (formerly Khan) has broken her silence on Prime Minister Imran Khan's latest statements on rape. But this time, she's choosing to express herself with a simple but meaningful sigh.

She had a lot to say about PM Imran's comments linking rape and sexual abuse to the rise of "vulgarity" in April but this time she seems quite fed up with the whole matter.

"And again. Sigh," she wrote on Twitter, quoting a tweet she posted in April about a woman being harassed despite wearing an abaya. Her response this time was to PM Imran's statement in which he linked women wearing "very few clothes" to rape. He said these "very few clothes" would "impact" men.

"The problem is not how women dress!" Goldsmith said in her April 8 tweet.

"I'm hoping this is a misquote/mistranslation. The Imran I knew used to say, 'Put a veil on the man's eyes not on the woman'," she wrote in an earlier tweet. She also quoted a verse from the Holy Quran: "Say to the believing 'men' that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Surely, Allah is well aware of what they do."

"The onus is on men," she wrote.

The replies under her most recent tweet range from "Jemima have you watched the complete interview?" to "Hi graceful lady, please watch the interview again". It seems that many people seem to be assuming she doesn't understand the English language or is commenting about the matter without watching the interview. The majority were something like this:

Some said this might be cause to strip her of her honorary bhabi-ship. The real question is whether she wanted that honour in the first place.

There were others, however, that commiserated with Goldsmith.

Few words, just sighs

Senator Sherry Rehman — a woman of even fewer words.

Some people found the whole situation funny yet incredibly frustrating.

Some people wanted Goldsmith to WhatsApp PM Imran right away.

That's not a bad idea though. He might benefit from having a woman explain the problem in his statements to him.