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The new wave of feminism is aggressive and destructive: Mira Rajput

Published : Mar 10, 2017, 2:40 pm IST
Updated : Mar 10, 2017, 2:42 pm IST

She feels that feminism is not woman versus man but is actually about equality.

Mira had featured on 'Koffee with Karan' recently.
 Mira had featured on 'Koffee with Karan' recently.

Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor's wife Mira Rajput has become a known face today and also gets invited for events of social causes nowadays.

One such event was the one celebrating International Women’s Day that was held in Mumbai. Mira spoke about being a proud homemaker and revealed her plans on raising their daughter Misha Kapoor.

The celebrity wife claims to wear the ‘housewife’ tag with pride and has no qualms about staying indoors and being there with her daughter.

Explaining the kind of environment she wants to create at home, Mira said, “I had a tough pregnancy, I went to those 5 months of difficult times to bring my daughter into this world. So now I want to spend every moment that I can with her and I think there is a set of responsibilities around my plate and I feel at my age I have a lot more energy, I have my future ahead of me, so I can finish all of my responsibility and I have nothing in my way. I can raise my daughter, I can be a good wife. Nothing will stop me after that. I love being at home, I love being a mother to my child, I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with my child and rush off to work, why did I have her? She is not a puppy; I want to be there for her as a mother.”

While Mira is adamant that she wants to ‘finish her responsibilities’, ‘be a good wife’ and ‘set up her home’, she thinks being a working mother is a choice that is equally valid and nothing to be shamed for.

“Empowerment means you have the right to choose. So it’s my choice if I want to be at home. And it’s someone else’s choice if they want to be a working mother. But both are equally valid and neither of them should be shamed,” she added.

In Mira’s opinion, feminism, these days, has taken a drastic turn which is both aggressive and destructive in nature. “Feminism isn’t woman versus man. It’s about equality. A new wave of feminism has come that is aggressive… I feel it’s destructive. There’s a new term called ‘feminazi’, which is the female equivalent of a chauvinist. I think there should be harmony between the two sexes and equilibrium,” she insists.

Tags: shahid kapoor, mira rajput
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)