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Actress Sonam Kapoor feels the patriarchal Indian society creates impediments in the way of womenfolk’s success and doesn’t let go off an opportunity to judge women.
Speaking at IMC Ladies’ Wing opening of Women Entrepreneur exhibition, Sonam said, “Ours is a patriarchal society. For actress,sportswomen and even for women in media we have a lots of odd stacked against us where we are judged from the way we look to the way we speak to whether we are pregnant or not. We go through issues. We are seen as we are not capable or strong. Women are looked upon as they can’t do a lot of things and judged on it. It is very unfair.”
Sonam is however positive that things will change for good. “I am hoping things will be better. I am an optimistic person. If we help women, our society gets better. They are the foundation to a better india. Olympics was a great example. They would have done better had they got more support.”
Calling upon the government to extend more support to sports and education, Sonam said, ” I would a request the government to invest more money into sport and female education. The government needs to support. I have been blessed with a lot and I try to gibe back to my city in whatever way possible.”
Sonam Kapoor, along with Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist Stephanie Rice lent support to a Women Entrepreneur’s Exhibition, hosted by the Ladies’ Wing of the Indian Merchant Chamber (IMC) on August 23.
The IMC’s Ladies’ Wing celebrates its golden jubilee this year and is hosting its exhibition on August 23-24 here. It offers a melange of products that range from lifestyle and fashion to food and more.