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Parineeti Chopra Opens Up About Her Struggle Against Sexism & It’s Got Us Fuming

Ravina SachdevRavina Sachdev  |  May 31, 2021
Parineeti Chopra Opens Up About Her Struggle Against Sexism & It’s Got Us Fuming

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Have you noticed that whenever you’re out dining with your male partner, the waiter is quick to bring the bill to him? It doesn’t matter who will be paying it—they assume it will be the man, and honestly it’s super annoying!

Sexism in India is a common phenomenon. And no matter how hard you try, you will always find it creeping in subtle forms. Recently, Parineeti Chopra opened up about her real-life struggle with patriarchy and sexism. The actress revealed how she too has been affected by it, and spoke about how closely she has experienced it in her own life. “People have become so immune to the patriarchy that they don’t even think about it. Women in India face this every day,” she said. 

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Parineeti also gave an example of how the contractors on the house she is getting made insisted on speaking with a man for making decisions. “When I’m getting my house renovated, the contractors don’t talk to me properly because I’m a woman. They ask if there’s someone else at home they can talk to,” she divulged. 

We bet that you’d like to know what Parineeti said to them right? Her perfect answer to it was, “I say, ‘No, I bought this house, I’ve made the payments. It’s mine so I will choose the tiles’.” That’s not all, she even shared that when she asks them to talk to her, the contractors legit refuse. TBH, we’re not even surprised at this point. 

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Wondering what made the Saina actress to speak on the issue? Turns out, her role in her latest flick is what inspired the actress to share her thoughts.

Her lead role in Dibakar Banerjee’s latest release, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is being well liked by fans. More and more people are applauding Parineeti’s work and also, the question it raises on sexism. Commenting on it, she said that, “This film is uniquely written and it has a lot of similarities to my personal life.”

The dominant ideology of patriarchy is deeply rooted in our country. And women are reminded of various forms of sexism on a daily basis. All we can say to Parineeti is—more power to you girl! 

Here’s hoping more films are made that address the issue of patriarchy rather than supporting it the way Bollywood often does! 

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