With more and more celebrities giving in to the fad of dissociating oneself from F word, it seems like there’s still a long way to go before women’s rights becomes a fight for every person in the world and not just women alone. But there’s always hope and Alia Bhatt’s latest interview does shine bright!
In an interview with PTI, the stellar actor addressed the topic of feminism and women empowerment and busted quite a few myths surrounding it. "Being a feminist is not only limited to girls. Even a man can be a feminist. It is about equality and everyone believes in equality. People usually misunderstand the essence of feminism. It is not about male bashing.” There you go, she said it. Feminism isn’t about hating men. That’s misandry.
She also said she doesn’t believe women deserve ‘special’ treatment, only the same treatment as men. "I am not saying women are greater than men. I don't believe it is the right way to put it. I just feel there should be similar treatment (for both)," she said.
"If you are not campaigning for women rights you are not a feminist, that is also a big confusion. Even if I don't campaign, I am a feminist. As the youth of today, I don't want more conversation on women empowerment because I feel that it is all talk and I don't understand this talk. Equality is our birth right." She added.
We’re hoping every man out there reads this and understands what feminism really is and more importantly, what it’s not.