Pop-singer Hadiqa Kiani, on Tuesday, took to Instagram to share how our society needs to stop shaming women who are divorced, separated or widowed.
Hadiqa took this issue on Instagram and wrote, “Stop using the child of a woman as a way to romance her or as a way to force her into a relationship. Because this society makes it seem that single mothers aren’t capable of raising their children on their own.”
“When I chose to adopt, I was told by many that it would ruin my chances of remarrying. I know other women who have been harassed by family members and people in our society. Being told that they must find a father for their kids. And many men are amazing and kind and loving but there are evil men who take advantage of a single mother’s children. The same relatives who tell you to remarry never seem to mention those men. I say all this to say. Respect the single mother’s capabilities as a parent.”
Hadiqa also gave a message of a union to women: “It is your job to encourage and uplift your fellow women, not judge her or force her into a relationship just for the sake of a relationship.”
This is not the first time; celebrities have openly spoken about single mothers. Sarwat Gilani, who welcomed her son Araiz with husband Fahad Mirza last year, was questioned about family planning.
The actor took to Facebook and wrote, “Why is it anyone’s business to comment on how many children I should have?”
She went on to say, “Why is it anyone’s concern how late or soon should I have them and funnily enough why is it always men who have such lame concerns? My fertility is certainly not your problem nor an excuse to have a conversation or make a joke.”
She continued, “Don’t misunderstand my politeness for weakness! You all know who you are! Get a book on how to converse with a lady who already keeps you at a distance or next time you shall be tagged.”