Indian born Hollywood actress Freida Pinto, who rose to fame with the Oscar-winner film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, says that though feminism advocates gender equality but it is largely misconstrued as an anti-male concept these days. What’s more, voicing her thoughts the 30-year-old actress also said that she believes feminism to be the need of the hour as gender bias is a sad reality.
“Feminism to me is equality. 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,”
Freida said in a recent interview.
What’s more, sharing her thoughts the young star even said that though men and women have different roles to play, so they should complement each other rather than outdoing one another. Talking about equality and maintain a balance, the actress further said,
“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,” she added.