Amna Ilyas recently appeared on The Talk Talk Show and claimed that no man should be able to touch a woman without consent, not even a husband.
During the programme, host Hassan Choudary seized the opportunity to inquire about the actress’ opinions on feminism.
He initially inquired about Amna’s earlier remarks and position on feminism:
“In a recent interview, you said, ‘I’m not a feminist, but I believe in equality among genders.
“I didn’t understand this—doesn’t feminism aim to fight for equal rights for women?”
Amna replied: “I think we have reduced the notion of feminism to just what women wear.
“Whenever I read comments on social media, I realise that the famous chant, ‘Mera jism, meri marzi (My body my choice)’ is made out to be about clothes only, even though the idea behind it is much deeper.
“It’s about having body autonomy rights and consent.
“It’s about harassment, domestic violence, and concepts like, ‘No one has the right to touch me without my consent, even if I’m married to you’.
“Whenever I talk about feminism, people always object by saying, ‘Oh, Amna is bold, of course, she will spread vulgarity as she’s from the industry, she wants all our daughters to be like her’