Mira Rajput Kapoor got feminism wrong! But we wish it stopped at that! Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor’s wife was invited at an International Women’s Day event where she discussed feminism and we are not happy about what she said.
In an interview with Mid Day, Rajput claimed, “Feminism isn’t about man versus woman. It’s about equality.” So far so good! But here comes the extra — She added in, “There’s a new wave of feminism that’s come which is about aggression.”
Rajput might be confusing feminism with protestation, which is in its own way a fight for rights. She wears an armour of one of the industry’s reputed families, sits with veterans like Pankaj Kapur and Supriya Pathak and should not give her views about concepts she does not understand clearly.
At the event, she criticised mothers who juggle work and take care of their kids and passed on an unnecessary judgement. She went on to say, “I am a homemaker and wear that label with pride. I wouldn’t want to spend one hour with Misha and then rush off to work. Why did I have her? Misha is not a puppy. I want to be there for her.
For me, her remarks are completely avoidable. She is just a princess, coming straight from her dad’s castle to another kingdom and on receiving so much fame courtesy her marriage to a Bollywood heart-throb that she obviously couldn’t handle it. Otherwise, why would someone, who has only recently experienced motherhood with her seven-month-old daughter Misha, want to comment about other mothers and their choices of motherhood?
Just as it is Rajput’s choice about how she wants to raise her kid, similarly, it’s an individual choice for all mothers — whether they are working mothers or homemakers. And the star wife should respect it.
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Rajput’s thoughtless remark sent the Twitterati into a tizzy. Here how they are trolling her for the needless comment:
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