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Mira Rajput’s classmate condemns her ‘feminazi’ remark in an open letter

Shahid Kapoor's wife's 'puppy' analogy continues to upset people. 

Keyur Seta

Shahid Kapoor’s wife, Mira Rajput’s comments at an International Women’s Day event earlier in the month created a lot of stir. Justifying her decision of being a homemaker she had said, “I wouldn’t want to spend one hour a day with my child and then rush off to work. Why did I have her then? She is not a puppy. I want to be there for her as a mother. Seeing her grow up can not be quantified.” 

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Her comments started a series of reactions and debates on social media. It didn’t go well with a section of the netizens, especially working women. But what irked people further were her comments on feminism. She had added, “The new wave of feminism is aggressive and destructive. There is a term called ‘feminazi’ which is now becoming the female equivalent of a male chauvinist.” 

Following her comments, three working women also wrote an open letter condemning her. 

But it looks like the issue is not going to die down anytime soon. Rajput's classmate from Lady Shriram College, who doesn’t wish to be named, has come down heavily on her in an open letter. 

Her letter is as follows:

Dear Mira,

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