When it comes to speaking her mind, Masaba has never shied away from talking about the issues that really matter. So, when she spoke honestly about how often women treat other women badly, many could relate to her.
While talking to Indiatimes about how she was really surprised to see one woman treating another woman badly, she mentioned:
“A woman treating another woman badly was something I was very surprised about. If a woman has been treated badly and she has a daughter and even she is going through something similar, why wouldn’t you empower them?
Why wouldn’t you help them make a choice? I was very surprised they would not rather have them go through it because of this sick society norms rather than teach them to break away from it, because then what would people say, so that is something very surprising for me, because to me it always looked like no matter what else women will always help women, or women will never let other women go through what they have gone through.
Especially in India, we are such close knit families, sisters treat sisters-in-law badly, all these things happen, and I felt like wait, this is not what I have seen and thought.”
Masaba even highlighted the fact that how today’s homemakers shame working women and vice versa,
“People don’t understand that even being a housewife means, she is doing a full-time job, taking care of a child is a full-time job, and sometimes I hear women who are homemakers shame the working women on the public platform and vice versa. Why should you do that?
In order to make yourself good why do you need to show the other women in a bad light, you want to be a homemaker be one, if you want to do both, do it, it’s very important that you start practicing to not shame another woman.
It is heartbreaking how women rather than supporting and encouraging each other, tend to shame or abuse them for making choices different from them. Many of us have been victims of such a mentality. Whether it is at our home or at the office or on social media, we have seen not only men but also women becoming the biggest supporters of patriarchy and bashing the other women.
At IFORHER, we celebrate our community members, because these women are not just empowering themselves but also empowering other women. We hope many more would join the tribe and start encouraging and supporting others in their journey.