As guest editor for Thrive Global India's online portal, Sonam has penned a forthright note on how people must learn to deal with the #MeToo wave in which people in powerful positions are being called out for sexually harassing, exploiting or violating others.
"I am privileged that I did not grow up with relatives for whom off-handed sexist remarks were the dinner table norm. Or where women were asked to shut up and look down. That safety net, this spotlight and a stage for my opinion has always encouraged me to have a voice," said Sonam, the eldest of veteran actor Anil Kapoor's three children.
Using that very voice, the "Neerja" actress took this chance to pen down suggestions that can help everyone -- be it men or women -- to be a part of this sweeping change.
Sonam has urged people to believe the survivors.
"Yes, a person is innocent until proven guilty but must it come at the cost of rejecting a survivor's account?" she asked, and added: "While people must be treated as innocent until proven guilty, we need to remember that women are taking on incredible personal risk and trauma to tell their stories. We owe them, at the least, our trust and support."
She reached out to the people to go in for a near total mental reboot as she feels people need a "shift in mindset which acknowledges that sons and daughters should not be treated differently".
"Mothers must stop treating their sons like they're precious gifts from God. We have powerful people in our country who are women but our mentality continues to be that menstruating women - or women at large - shouldn't enter temples.
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