After portraying wives for questioning their husbands whereabouts as “sharks” and then claiming stay at home mothers are lazy for distracting their children with the song “Baby Shark” singer Abrar ul Haq has a new target: little girls. The internet caught attention of the singer’s latest twitter post where he had uploaded a picture of a little girl making a roti and then baking it.
Twitter users began pointing out that while making a roti was not a sexist job, every person needs to learn how to cook and clean from a young age as they are necessary life skills, but making it the sole responsibility of little girls to be groomed in this practice from a very young age and framing it as “training” is what makes it truly misogynist. In south asian societies, families expect little girls to learn everything that makes them the perfect wife but very often this rigorous training overlooks boys and allows them to stay away from learning household chores. So a celebrity like Abrar ul Haq who has a popular following within south asian communities should have been more mindful to prove that cooking wasn’t the sole responsibility of a woman and it was also men who need to learn household chores.
Twitter users had to criticize the singer for this misogynist video by expressing that training for the kitchen isn’t solely a woman’s job, and no parent in the right mindset would encourage their child to approach a hot stove at such a young age
Right age to train for a life of serving manchilds https://t.co/mxJa0pnudf
— Meph⚓ (@UnitedsFreak) November 26, 2021
Once a chutya. Always a chutya.
Its called conditioning of women into submission to patriarchy. Reinforcing made up gender roles. https://t.co/gIzc1CvptI
— Bakhtawar (@BakhtawarJav3d) November 26, 2021
Abrar, do you know how to make roti? https://t.co/FduaUtTsUo
— Natasha Kundi نتاشا کُندی (@NatashaKLondon) November 26, 2021
she should literally be at the playground with her friends, wtf does he mean “right age” for training wtf??? i’ve never seen a dad limit his own daughter to a housekeeper ffs i feel so bad for her https://t.co/RqBZeUm0xf
— fatima🇵🇸 (@_ftmaaaaa) November 26, 2021
This is what they want to train baby girls for. It just hurt. https://t.co/KtcfJPvf27
— Asif Shahzad (@asiffshahzad) November 26, 2021