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‘Feminism is equality,’ Freida Pinto on why feminism is often misunderstood

From being a small-time model to making it big in Hollywood, Freida Pinto is a classic Indian success story. She’s a strong-headed woman and speaks her mind. So, who else then but her to talk about feminism?

“Feminism to me is equality,” she says. “There is no man over woman and vice versa. Feminism is a very misconstrued and misunderstood topic. As soon as we say feminism, it does not mean all men should become subordinate and women should be the ones who rule the world. The only way we can have a progressive and successful country or world is when men and women treat each other as equals.”

Justifying her view of feminism, Freida Pinto adds, “There are certain roles that men play and others that women play. Our reproductive organs are different and clearly there is a reason why women carry the baby but that does not mean the man cannot help out with the caring of the child. Father is as much a nurturer as the mother. I grew up with that equality so I can say people who understand feminism understand that men and women are equal but have different roles to play.”

Bravo, Freida.
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