“When Were Women Allowed To Speak?” Renuka Shahane To Those Questioning #MeToo Movement

Those anti #MeToo can kindly shut up.

The #MeToo movement is one of the most significant movements in the course of women’s empowerment. It encouraged and empowered women to come forward to speak up about being on the end of inappropriate behaviour by men. In no time, the movement snowballed, and the number of women who came forward to accuse men of sexual misconduct was truly alarming. The numbers were shocking because they proved how due to societal pressure and taboo, women never spoke of the wrongs done to them before. In a recent interview, Renuka Shahane said that those women never came forward to admit they were harassed because society allowed them to speak.

 

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Renuka Shahane spoke about when she was asked by people to keep her lips sealed shut during the #MeToo movement, in an interview with Pinkvilla. She said that women are taught to ‘not speak’ against the wrongs they face in life right from childhood. She also spoke about those people who were questioning why fingers were pointed at accused men after 25 years of what they did. To this, the  Govinda Naam Mera actress questioned when were women ever allowed to speak!

 

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Stressing the importance of catharsis, Shahane said that the movement was necessary to let out repressed emotions. She added that women experienced a ‘collective feeling of catharsis’ when they saw that so many women also went through what they did 10 to 25 years ago. She dropped truth bombs and further said that there might hardly be any parent who is willing to break ties with the relatives if their child complained of abuse at their hands. And right from here, the problem of making the person keep quiet begins.

 

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Also read: Chinmayi Sripada Reveals How Samantha Ruth Prabhu Supported Her During #MeToo

There is not a single thing which Renuka Shahane said was wrong or incorrect. These are not the times to teach your children to keep quiet if they are wronged. They should be made to feel in a safe space when they address such serious issues with their parents.

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