Priyanka Chopra: Why is there Only FEMINISM & No MANISM?

Priyanka Chopra gives her take on the much-misused word, 'FEMINISM'

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 5:40:00 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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In an interview to an international magazine, Priyanka spoke about feminism and answered why there is no word like 'manism'. "Why is there a word called feminism? Why is there no manism? Because men have never needed it. Because for hundreds and hundreds of years, women have been told what we should dress like, what jobs are good for us, what we can do, what a good girl is," she said.

"Feminism is women standing up for themselves and saying 'Give me the freedom to make my own choices without judging me.' It is not superiority. It is not hating or berating men. It is just saying, 'Let me make my decisions without shaming me or trolling me. Give me those opportunities that men have enjoyed for such a long time," Priyanka added.

She also revealed that her mother Madhu Chopra would decline invitations that arrived at Dr and Mrs Ashok Chopra. "If it was written in my dad's name like my mom was just dismissed, she would never go to a party. She would have to be individually invited. I was raised in a house where my mom had her own personality and standing. She was never a plus one. So I am that person. Nobody's identity can be just a plus one," Priyanka explained.


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Posted on: 01 February 2018 at 1:16am
There's no MANISM just because MEN never felt the need of MANISM or because MEN are already privileged enough to get MANISM on their platter in the FORM OF FEMINISM???

People such as MISANCRATICS are perceiving FEMINISM according to their convenience but ultimately FEMINISM is a fight for EQUALITY FOR BOTH SEX :)

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Posted on: 31 January 2018 at 9:46pm
Believe it or not, there are some jobs women would never want to do & only men will have to do. As for about what women should wear & what people she must hang out, I think men are fairly judged for that as well. Even men are not allowed to dress in whatsoever they wish. While I agree with some of her points about not concealing women's identity as plus one. The word itself has got really twisted now a days. No one now really understand what feminism actually stands for. Unfortunately, for most, it has become more of allowing women to do whatever man have been doing (the wrong things especially), rather than pointing out the wrong things men have been doing for centuries & yet society accepted that gladly. And for women, they decided to be the moral police teaching them social conduct.

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Posted on: 31 January 2018 at 1:06pm
Feminism isn't about fighting for what women should wear and what kind of people she must hang out with.

Rather it is about the rights to their education, rights to own properties, rights to be heard, rights to get out of troubled marriages if it becomes impossible for them to live in it, etc.

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Posted on: 31 January 2018 at 6:30am
i love her. Speaks so eloquently, makez complete sense and really is a beacon for change in todays society

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