The word feminism holds a lot of significance in today’s day and age with different people having a different understanding of it. For ‘Stree’ actor Pankaj Tripathi, teaching feminism and its importance to boys at a younger age is very important.
Tripathi didn’t become a star overnight and credits his hard work and the support of his family for being where he is today. “There was a time when I survived solely on my wife’s salary and I see absolutely no harm in doing so. My wife and daughter have impacted my life in the best way possible,” Hindustan Times quoted him saying.
The ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ actor is often seen opening about topics of general importance. Sharing his two cents on feminism, he says, “I feel that parents put all their energies into grooming and teaching their daughters how to behave themselves but when it comes to boys, it’s not given the same importance as it needs.”
“In today’s education, I think the inclusion of feminism is a must for all young boys. If this is done, we won’t have to “save” our daughters anymore.”
In a country where women are often subjected to eye-teasing, molestation, physical and mental abuse, he feels that boys should be made to learn that no gender is superior or inferior.
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He says, “Feminism, which talks of equal rights and opportunities for men and women, is a study that should be instilled in boys just as strongly as girls who are often taught to behave themselves in society.”
“Boys need to learn right from the beginning that no gender is ever superior or inferior. Respecting the other genders as well as empowering each other should be taught early on, not just to girls but to young boys as well.”
“To see the existence of such a large gender disparity in our country needs immediate attention and change,” he added.
The method actor in an earlier interview had revealed how he used to play female parts in his village plays and perform item numbers back then.
Pankaj has already charmed a lot of us with his effortless acting skills and bang on comic timing and we’re impressed how he doesn’t mince his words even while speaking on controversial topics like these.