Feminism Is About Men Standing Up For Women: Priyanka Chopra

Ria Das
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Priyanka Chopra UNICEF India Goodwill Ambassador

“Feminism is just saying give me opportunities without judging me...”


These are the words of Priyanka Chopra, who without a doubt is a symbol of woman power. From winning Miss World in year 2000, to changing the cinematic landscape with unconventional roles and achieving worldwide recognition, she has come a long way. She is not just a global actress. She is also the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The actress has also founded the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education.

In conversation with Variety magazine recently, the star defined what the “F Word” really means to her.

When asked about the idea and need of feminism, the “Quantico” star explained, “I see so many girlfriends of mine who are like, ‘No I’m not that much of a feminist.’ I don’t even understand that. The need for feminism was created because there were no rights for women. That’s why there is not a man-ism, because they always had it.”

“Feminism is not about berating or hating men or disliking or trying to make sure we’re better than men.”

She added, “Feminism is just saying give me opportunities without judging me for the decisions that I make, the same freedom that men have enjoyed for so many centuries.”

So is feminism for men too? Priyanka says, “Feminism is not about hating men:. It needs the men in their lives to stand up for their mothers, their sisters, their girlfriends, their wives, their daughters and say that I’m going to change the game for my future generation.”

'Pahuna', a Sikkimese film Chopra has produced, was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. She is currently shooting for her upcoming Hollywood projects A Kid Like Jake along with Claire Danes and Jim Parsons. Besides, she is also pairing with Liam Hemsworth and Rebel Wilson for Isn’t It Romantic?


Also Read: From Beauty Queen to Royalty: Why Priyanka Chopra is in a league of her own

Way to go, girl!

Also Read: Priyanka might help break western stereotypes with ‘Quantico’

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