Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput recently attended a Women’s Day event and spoke about her life and the changes she has had.
In the midst of sharing her insights Mira shamed mothers who worked full time, saying that women don’t have to compromise on traditions and ideals to be modern, even saying that her kid wasn’t a “puppy” to be left at home, and only getting to spend an hour a day with her. Mira also termed feminism “aggressive and destructive”.
For her statements about feminism and for putting down women who chose careers over their children, much of that noise came from the online space, especially Twitter.
Author Meghana Pant says that calling people out online is not just okay, but should even be encouraged. “Any one in the public eye bears a responsibility to society, especially female leaders in today’s environment. When Salman Khan made that rape analogy, he was called out for it because he’s a well known celebrity. With Mira, nobody frowned upon her choice to be a homemaker or a mother, but when she disses working mothers she’s acting from an insensitive and extremely over-privileged moral position. So I think she deserves to be called out.”
While Mira received a lot of backlash on social media for her insensitive statement, three working ladies came together to write a letter to Mira sharing a different perspective.
Check out the letter to the next page