Faysal Qureshi’s Candid Discussion on Early Marriage, Divorce Stigma, and Marital Rape in Pakistan
Renowned Pakistani actor and television host, Faysal Qureshi, known for his exceptional acting prowess, recently graced FHM’s podcast with an insightful conversation on early marriage, the stigma of divorce, and the overlooked issue of marital rape in Pakistan.
Early Marriage – A Personal Journey
Reflecting on his own life, Faysal shared, “Yes, I got married at a young age, merely eighteen. It was a love marriage from my side. It was part of my youth’s journey, a path of learning and growing.”
The Hypocrisy Surrounding Divorce
Faysal talked about how society can be hypocritical when it comes to divorced people and those who have multiple relationships. He pointed out that divorced individuals are often criticized, while people who date many different people are praised. He said, “It’s ironic how society sees dating as good but criticizes marriage. For example, look at how much criticism Mahira Khan received for getting married. We see that ‘dating is fine, but being married is not,’ is what’s happening.”
Marital Rape – A Taboo Topic
Faysal highlighted the issue of marital rape in Pakistan and the lack of education for men on respect and consent within relationships. He emphasized the importance of mutual and respectful consent for both partners.
In his conversation, Faysal Qureshi shed light on crucial aspects of personal life experiences and societal norms. The discussion not only highlights the need for an open dialogue on topics like early marriage, divorce, and marital rape but also emphasizes the importance of addressing these issues with empathy and understanding.
Faysal Qureshi’s former wife and daughter, Hanish, added a personal touch to the podcast.
Faysal Qureshi’s insights remind us of the need for healthy discussions and challenging societal stereotypes and double standards.