Remember Mira Rajput’s ‘puppy’ remark? Well, for those who do not know, Shahid Kapoor’s better half recently grabbed headlines when she made a comment around motherhood and ‘destructive feminism’. At an event for International Women’s Day earlier this month, Mira spoke about her opinions and said that she wouldn’t leave her kid and rush to work as Misha is not a puppy.
She grabbed a lot of attention on social media after she passed the comment, with many claiming that the comment was directed to new mommy Kareena Kapoor Khan, who started working as soon as she had Taimur.
While this enraged a lot of women, who called out to her misplaced sense of feminism, Mira’s batchmate has come out and wrote her an open letter about what she feels about her ‘feminist’ comment. The batchmate took to Facebook and exposed the real side of Rajput.
She wrote –
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’
Well, Shahid’s wife said, ‘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’.
Shahid came forward to defend her and said that she had no intentions to hurt anyone, and that the comment was not directed at someone particular. He said, ‘What Mira is doing for Misha is far more important, far more relevant. I really wish I could, but between the two of us, one has to go to work and I happen to be that person. So, I think she was speaking from a very positive space’.