We were first introduced to Mira Rajput on ‘Koffee with Karan’ show, and she completely ruled the show with her wit and humor. Also, her intellect was quite impressive. But recently, after her infamous “puppy” remark, she has been labeled as someone who knows nothing about feminism. From being Shahid’s perfect bride to being called a dull-witted mother, her image as a woman has changed instantly.
This is what Mira had said on the occasion of Women’s Day,
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.
Though her views were very personal and honest, but still, she was hugely criticized for her remark. Twitter savagely trolled her and people bombarded their views on her. And now her college batchmate has joined this league of criticism
A Facebook user, who claims to be his/her batchmate, called her feminism remark “flawed” and bashed her attitude.
This is what she said,
Having watched your interview, I feel extremely enraged today. 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 extremely 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
More trouble for Mira.