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Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has come under fire after he compared the length of a speech to that of a woman’s skirt.
"Speech should be like a woman's skirt, it should not be too long that one loses the interest and neither too short that it doesn't cover the subject," this is the top judge of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar. #footinmouth pic.twitter.com/SWzq2uHaQj— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) January 20, 2018
Nisar said that a "speech should be like a woman's skirt, not too long that one loses interest and neither too short that it doesn't cover the subject."
Nisar was quoting Winston Churchill during an event in Karachi.
However, the video of Nisar making this analogy soon went viral and received criticism on social platforms.
Why am I not surprised that this is a statement from our chief justiceSaqib Nisar,“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.”— Bariyah Faisal (@BariyahFaisal) January 24, 2018
This is dehumanizing.When will we stop objectifying women?#TimesUp #SaqibNisar
WDF strongly condemns the use of sexist language by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar in a recent event in Karachi. It’s utterly shameful for a Chief Justice to be using such language and referring to women and their clothing in such a manner.— Women Democratic Front (@WDF_Pk) January 20, 2018
Woman's rights activist in the country has shown outrage on the issue and highlighted the sexism woman face everywhere including the legal system.
A Karachi-based rights group, Woman Action Forum (WAF) has sent a letter to Nisar demanding an apology an said that the statement shows a deep-rooted sexism and double standards women are held.