Feminism is probably the debate of this century. Every day, a new definition of feminism crops up, and we relentlessly argue over it day and night. This is because we fail to acknowledge the bigger picture, and we wrangle over trivial opinions.
The same happened when Mira Rajput gave some rigid statements on feminism and motherhood on this Women’s day, and yet again, the people ignored the crux.
This is what Mira said to Mid-Day,
Feminism isn’t about man versus woman. It’s about equality. There’s a new wave of feminism that’s come which is about aggression. I wouldn’t want to spend one hour with Misha and then rush off to work. Why did I have her? Misha is not a puppy. I want to be there for her.
Mira, in her statement, plainly stated that feminism is all about the choices that a woman makes. Her priority is Misha, which defines her personal choice.
Her words were misinterpreted and Twitter took the “puppy” remark too seriously and bombarded her with criticism:
— Sid (@iwrotethose) March 10, 2017
Dear #MiraRajput some do not have the luxury or privilege like you do and their kids turn out just fine. Don’t judge their motherhood pls
— IGotThis🤞👏🙏 (@jasuja) March 10, 2017
See this is what happens when you leave your education midway to marry a Bollywood celeb. Congrats gal 👏👏 #MiraRajput
— Puddin’ (@annebelle_123) March 10, 2017
Mira Rajput said, “my child is not a puppy”.
I don’t know if puppies are insulted or babies.
— Shweta Dubey (@WineDulaari) March 10, 2017
Stay at home moms are great. Stay at home moms who flaunt their privilege and imply working moms treat their children like puppies are not.
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) March 10, 2017
They were some people who acknowledged her honesty:
Totally agree with #MiraRajput. Feminism is also about choice and one must respect that.
— Alice In Blunderland (@Benaam23) March 10, 2017
Mira Rajput is right. New wave of feminism is destructive as it gets butthurt by opposing views. Has feminism become as fragile as male ego?
— Tanvi (@sinpulsive) March 10, 2017
#MiraRajput gave her opinion on how she feels proud to be a housewife & she feels when you can spend time with your kids you must do it.
— Adnan Ahmed Hashmi (@PerfectlyAdnan) March 10, 2017
#MiraRajput is being herself, please learn to respect one’s choice…
— Khushboo Pandey (@ItsKhushboo) March 10, 2017