Priyanka Chopra is fiercely feminist and she has no qualms in accepting that. According to the actress, feminism is not about berating or hating men or disliking or trying to make sure we’re better than men. Instead, it 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. The actress, who features on the special edition of American weekly magazine, Variety, this month, talks about the Power of Women in the latest issue. And who better than PeeCee can relate to this topic? Ever since her debut in Hollywood, Priyanka has been vocal about the difficulties that an actress faces to land a plump role and why she would never settle for anything ordinary. Also Read: Priyanka Chopra is all set to define the ‘Power of Women’ through her latest magazine photoshoot
Priyanka Chopra is also vehement about finding more roles for women on-screen, given that she faces what she calls the “double whammy” of not just being a female actor, but a female actor of colour. She is of the opinion that, “The roles are still not being written for us as much as they should. I’m digging my feet in and saying I will not settle for parts which are less, especially as a woman of colour. I want to be able to play mainstream parts without the need in the storyline to describe why an Indian is playing an American.” Also Read: Time for Alex Parrish to kick some a$$! Priyanka Chopra starts shoot for Quantico season 3 as action shifts to Italy
Being ferociously feminist is not something that any woman should be ashamed of. We agree with the Quantico star when she says, “Sometimes women have to show such enormous amount of strength to be perceived as unbreakable. They are constantly under scrutiny to prove that they can walk toe to toe with any man around the world. But that’s not easy at all. Women are physiologically different than men and there are times when I am vulnerable. But I have to try hard to cover my vulnerabilities. And I think that’s what makes me strong.”
Elaborating further on why she think feminism is the need of the hour, Priyanka mentions, “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.” For this leggy lass, feminism is quite easy to define but we complicate it for no reason. According to her, feminism should be defined simply as equal opportunities for women.
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