Bangladeshi fast bowler Tanzim Hasan Sakib has experienced a tumultuous few days. Following a promising international debut, his social media content concerning women has garnered widespread attention.
Some of Tanzim’s posts have been criticized for demeaning and exhibiting misogyny towards women. Many women on social media have expressed their displeasure and called on the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to investigate the issue.
One of Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s Facebook posts from last year can be summarized as follows:
“If the wife works, the husband’s rights are not ensured. If the wife works, the child’s rights are not ensured. If the wife works, her elegance is damaged. If the wife works, the family is ruined. If the wife works, the veil is ruined. If the wife works, society is ruined.”
He also posted another message that seemed to influence men by suggesting they should avoid being in relationships with women who have many male friends in university, implying that such women’s children won’t be ‘modest’.
These offensive posts received criticism from numerous women on social media, particularly given the significant role women play in the garment factories that produce Bangladesh team jerseys. It’s reported that the BCB is investigating the situation and may issue a statement in the near future.
Feminists and activists criticize Tanzim Hasan Sakib for his actions
Jannatun Nayeem Prity, a feminist writer based in Paris, expressed a strong opinion regarding Tanzim Hasan Sakib. She was quoted in The Times of India as follows:
“I feel sorry for you that you don’t consider your mother a normal human being.”
Another writer, Swakrito Noman, described the comments as highly offensive in a Facebook post where he criticized Tanzim.
Despite what should have been a memorable debut, where he dismissed Indian captain Rohit Sharma during the Asia Cup, the pacer may encounter significant consequences for his remarks on social media.