The Men We Need – Some inspiring male characters in Bollywood
It’s all about shattering the walls of patriarchy to let women live a meaningful life that they always craved for The idea of women empowerment saw an upsurge in women making it to the forefront, though at times with ‘conditions applied’.
We have strong women who are bold to make their own living and chase their paths without fear. Between all this empowerment thing, we somewhere forgot to teach our men to live with these empowered women.
“Feminism is not about making women stronger, women are already strong. It’s about how the world perceives this strength”, a well said statement by GD Anderson sums up the true essence of the concept.
In Thappad we saw a father who stood by his daughter’s decision to divorce because, like her, he too believed that she deserved to be treated with respect and have an identity of her own. After watching Thappad, you will fall in love with Amrita’s extremely loving and supporting father as much as you will fall in love with Amrita.
Unlike Aisha’s husband Manav, Sunny didn’t see just ‘wife’ in her, rather he saw a successful, independent woman whom he still loved. Aisha’s cousin who blurps out ‘I love you’ to Sunny, is representative of all of us who fell in love with him instantly.
He made her fall in love with herself again, her real self, not the outer beauty, but the inner soul that makes one beautiful. Being in a society where women are asked to be content and not complain about what went wrong(big or small), Amol with patience and determined will is undoubtedly a chain breaker.
It is men like these who are going to pluck the roots of patriarchy and are the ones who will be the flagbearers to the destruction of the stereotyped cultural consciousness. And with this, we have come to the end of our Woman Up Series. Stay updated for more posts!!