Twinkle Khanna is a very versatile personality. She is an actress, author, newspaper columnist, interior designer, and even a film producer. She is the lady who has strong opinions and always speaks her heart out. When it comes to taking stands for the woman she is the one who fearlessly takes stands. Today she turns a year older.
She has written three books, The Legend of Laksmi Prasad, Mrs Funny Bones, and Pyjamas Are Forgiving. Twinkle Khanna is a highly intellectual lady who wisely chooses her words and is always on point.
On the occasion of her birthday we take a look at the moments Twinkle Khanna has expressed her staunch opinions on feminism and she is proud about being feminist!
Speaking at the launch of her second book The Legend of Laksmi Prasad, Twinkle said, “I want to say something. Many journalists, who have read the book, came and asked me hesitantly ‘Are you a feminist?’ They were behaving as if the question was ‘Are you a Justin Bieber fan ?’ Feminism means wanting equal opportunities and those who say they are not and they don’t believe in feminism, are idiots,” when filmmaker Karan Johar mentioned that her book is feminist in nature.
During Times LitFest 2016 Twinkle said, “When women talk about feminism, people nod. In my latest book, there’s a male character who goes on to make cheap sanitary pads and a machine for manufacturing them,” she said. Twinkle also criticized the idea that negative stigma is attached to basic bodily functions like menstruating. “We treat things as very sacred or attach lots of myths to it, which put women at a disadvantage. There is a temple near my house which bears aboard, ‘Menstruating women not allowed’. I mean, these are bodily functions. Such thoughts need to be dispelled,” Twinkle said.
She once said, “My mom has inspired a lot of my feminist perspectives. I realized from an early age that a woman doesn’t have to rely on anyone and that men were okay as dessert, but they were certainly not the main course.”
Earlier she has said that she is a feminist but not an icon. She said, “I am definitely a feminist, but I find the word icon itself slightly troublesome. Anyone who is put on a pedestal is in a dangerous position because these are very narrow elevated spaces. One little dance, one drink, and off you fall. So I am not any kind of an icon. I just do my work, and walk ahead quietly.”