Sonam Kapoor Controversy: Six Reasons Why Indian Women Must Stay Away From The Feminist Movement
Recently, Bollywood actress Sonam K Ahuja posted a tweet tagging the BAZAAR Arabia magazine:
“For me, female empowerment is very important, especially because I’m from a side of the world where women have always been second-class citizens.”
After the comment generated controversy, Kapoor responded, “I didn’t know the Hindu extremists way of celebrating women was trolling them. Hilarious. It makes our Indian leaders look really bad”.
Like many, I was also a feminist as a college student. But as time went by, I increasingly found feminism to be stunting and shallow and in contradiction to self-development.
After a long time of reflection, reading, and following political developments in India and the world, I finally denounced feminism – a movement I had vocally and staunchly supported all through-out college.
At this point, it is important to differentiate between the feminist movement and the principle of equal opportunity to men and women. Former is a movement, latter is an idea. The same idea can find a better vehicle in a different movement.
Here are some reasons why I’m not a feminist.