Sania Mirza: Gender Bias During Press Conferences Needs To Stop, Men & Women Should Be Treated Equally | Curly Tales

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Sania Mirza: Gender Bias During Press Conferences Needs To Stop, Men & Women Should Be Treated Equally | Curly Tales

The next episode of Sunday Brunch is surely going to be super exciting. That is because our Chief Editor Kamiya Jani has interviewed India’s loved Tennis champion, Sania mirza. Yes, you read that right. She started playing at the very young age of 6 years and grew up to be the most-known name in sports both nationally and internationally. They both had fun conversations with each other over food, travel and lots more. Here is a little sneak peek.

Sania Mirza On Gender Bias

Kamiya Jani asked Sania Mirza about the gender bias that takes place especially when it comes to questions asked to the sportspersons. To this Sania very quickly responded that the bias does exist. She explained further that every time she is sitting at a press conference after winning a tennis match, she is asked questions like “Who takes care of your child?’. She does not like the idea that this same question is never asked of her husband who also is a renowned sportsperson. The problem is not the question but the fact that they ask this only to a female player and not male ones. She also pointed out that the situation and mindset are now improving but there is a long way to go.


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Sympathies To Today’s Young Girls

Sania Mirza spoke about how there is no gain if you don’t go and grow through pain. She said that it was not easy as she was only 16 and was discovering her identity as a person while all the limelight was on her. People commented on her pimples and weight many times. But she is thankful that social media did not exist back then because it would have been more difficult. Sania wished all her sympathies to the young girls of today’s generation who have to undergo endless scrutiny because of social media.

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Sania Mirza and our Chief Editor had an amazing brunch and you can watch it here.

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