Let Women Speak Says Smriti Irani On #MeToo Movement
Actor turned politician Smriti Irani graced the FICCI FLO event here in Mumbai. During her media interaction, Smriti voiced her thoughts about MeToo movement, stating that we should let the women speak, as it is not easy.
With the #MeToo movement gaining momentum across the country, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday shared her experience and thoughts on the matter.
She said, “I started with nothing in both the world (acting and politics) and I never faced such challenges because I guess I was very vocal from day one. I will give you a small example from HRD, I had this gentleman walk into my office, and he said to me that you are investigation corruption charges against me, drop them. And I told him to leave my room. And there was nothing my room, only walls and curtain”
“He went out and told everyone that Smriti Irani has threatened him to throw him out of window from third floor. So I called the guy back and he quipped, so now you must have learnt your lesson. But I told him, sir last week there was no window in my room, but now I got one...”
“So it is not as if, people don’t attempt to degrade you just because they are capable. I had the vilest things said to me, by my political opponents, ministers...and women, who are speaking out, do not judge them. They are mothers, they are wives, sisters, and daughters, and it must be very difficult. They are speaking out let them speak”