Sania Mirza gives fitting reply to journo Rajdeep Sardesai’s over sexist question
We live in a society in which everyone talks about women empowerment over a cup of tea or coffee. Things have changed drastically in the contemporary era where a woman is not only rubbing shoulders with men, but also rare them in various fields.
Tennis Star Sania Mirza might be the world tennis number one in doubles and one of the highest paid athletes in India but the questions she repeatedly has to face in a professional capacity are tied to her gender.
The tennis star launched her autobiography Ace Against Odds, on Tuesday in Hyderabad. In an interview with news anchor Rajdeep Sardesai, Sania was asked about her plans for motherhood and “settling down”.
“Amidst all the celebrity hood, when is Sania going to settle down? Is it going to be in Dubai? Is it going to be in another country? What about motherhood? Building a family? I don’t see that in the book. It seems like you don’t want to retire yet to settle down,” said Rajdeep.
Sania Mirza Answer to Rajdeep Sardesai Question
And what came next, blew everyone away. “You don’t think I am settled?,” asked Sania.
“You sound disappointed that I am not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point of time. But I will answer your question anyway,” she further said.
“This is one of the questions, as women, that we have to face all the time. Unfortunately, that’s when we are settled and no matter how many Wimbledons we win or number ones we become, we don’t become ‘settled’,” she added.
Since, Sania was on fire, Rajdeep realised his mistake and apologised instantly saying, “I must apologise. I think I phrased that question very badly. I promise, you’re right, I wouldn’t have asked that to a male athlete.”
But that couldn’t stop Sania, “I hope that a few years from now on, a girl, when she is 29, isn’t asked the question about when’s she going to have a child when she is number one in the world.”
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