Fem­i­nism not about be­rat­ing men: Priyanka

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PRIYANKA CHOPRA FEELS proud to call her­self a fem­i­nist and says peo­ple should not think the term refers to men-bash­ing. “Fem­i­nism is not about be­rat­ing or hat­ing men or dis­lik­ing or try­ing to make sure we’re bet­ter than men,” Priyanka told va­ri­ety. com.

“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. Fem­i­nism needs men,” added the Quan­tico star.

Priyanka feels frus­trated with those who re­ject the la­bel. “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,” she said.

Priyanka said she was raised to be an open-minded per­son by her par­ents. “I was raised to be fear­less when it came to opin­ions. My dad al­ways used to tell me, ‘Women are al­ways told to say this is the right way to be or this is the right way to dress or this is the right way to speak,’” she re­calls. “But my par­ents al­ways said, ‘We be­lieve in our up­bring­ing. You’ll be fine’,” she said.

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.” Priyanka Chopra

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