Mira Rajput's take on feminism and working moms has infuriated many who do not agree with her. And, ever since she shared her opinion in an interview, she has been bashed left, right and center for talking from a privileged position on a topic that is not an option for many and it looks like there are many people who are still angry with her.
Just when we thought people have accepted the fact that she is naive and knows no better, one of her ex-classmates has commented on her statement and put her in the spotlight again. This classmate's comment not just bashes Mira's opinion on feminism but also states how she was privileged even when she was a student and took it upon herself to mock other people.
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
For those who don't know, Mira grabbed all the (bad) spotlight on this Women's Day when she said the following in an interview.
"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."
Every mother has the right to decide how she wants to raise her child and for many, they don't even have a choice. Some moms have to work and some choose to stay home, what's the big deal in it? Mira Rajput's statement is definitely naive and comes from her own experience. It's really high time that we stop taking so much offense from a 22-year-old who is definitely rich and super young. Let the lady live and let's all put our perspectives and egos where they matter.
Source: Deccan Chronicle