A Bangladeshi cricketer was embroiled in controversy Monday over misogynistic social media posts condemning working girls, simply days after making a superb worldwide debut. Bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib took the wicket of India captain Rohit Sharma with solely his fourth supply in worldwide cricket when the neighbours met within the Asia Cup on Friday, earlier than holding his nerve within the last over to safe victory for Bangladesh.
The ensuing adulation for the 20-year-old, although, turned to scorn from girls’s rights activists and feminists after his misogynist social media posts got here to gentle.
“If the spouse works, the husband’s rights usually are not ensured,” Tanzim posted on Fb final yr. “If the spouse works, the kid’s rights usually are not ensured. If the spouse works, her class is broken. If the spouse works, the household is ruined. If the spouse works, the veil is ruined. If the spouse works, society is ruined.”
One in every of Tanzim Sakib’s posts which is beneath the radar. pic.twitter.com/c58cZtCSLm
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 18, 2023
Girls kind the overwhelming majority of the workforce of the garment factories which have pushed a lot of Bangladesh’s financial progress in recent times. However conservative patriarchal attitudes stay widespread within the majority Muslim nation.
In one other submit, Tanzim warned males that their sons wouldn’t have a “modest” mom in the event that they married “a lady who’s accustomed to free mixing along with her male pals in a college”.
The feedback provoked a backlash, with Paris-based feminist author Jannatun Nayeem Prity stating that the Bangladesh crew jerseys have been made in factories largely staffed by girls.
“I really feel sorry for you that you do not take into account your mom a traditional human being,” she added.
Author Swakrito Noman described the feedback as “deeply offensive” in a widely-shared Fb submit, demanding the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) query Tanzim and the participant apologise.
Journalist Mejbaul Haque added Monday: “The standing of such a distorted type of misogyny is unacceptable. Regardless of how huge a star he’s!”
The BCB mentioned it was investigating. “The problem got here to our consideration. We’re wanting into the matter,” its cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus informed AFP.
Tanzim has performed 12 first-class matches in his brief senior profession, after serving to Bangladesh win the Underneath-19 World Cup in 2020.
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