Mrs Shahid Kapoor In Mess: Mira's Classmate Takes Her Down In Sharp Post

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:18 IST

Mira Rajput's comments on feminism and working mothers at a Women's Day event had stirred up controversy.

 Mrs Shahid Kapoor In Mess: Mira's Classmate Takes Her Down In Sharp Post
Mira Rajput. (Pic: Mid-Day)

Shahid Kapoor's wife was criticised on social media for terming today's feminism aggressive and destructive. She had also apparently spoken less of women who choose careers over their children. For those of you who missed it, here’s what she 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. 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.''

Now, one of Mira's former classmates has taken to social media to hit back at her. She writes:

Dear Mira,
Having watched your interview, I feel enraged. I've spent three years in the same college and batch as you. I can say today with confidence that your idea of feminism is flawed. Seeing you walk around with your posse in college, belittling women who were not skinny enough or did not subscribe to your fashion standards makes me wonder what you ever did to have a moral high ground over anyone at any point. Your narrow world view is astounding, to say the least. And not to forget, how your statement about working mothers takes us years back in reaching actual empowerment of which you seem to know nothing.
With lots of aggression, An informed feminist.