‘Men have been making it difficult for women’, says Amaal Mallik
By Bandook - March 8, 2018
‘Men have been making it difficult for women all these years!’
Amaal Mallik believes equality needs to be the cornerstone of change. Here’s what he feels when asked how he would #PressForProgress (the theme for International Women’s Day this year, in his own way? This is his reply…
“I think the simplest thing would be to work with more female musicians, guitarists, bassists, vocalists.
Also, I believe in paying everyone equally….male or female.
Feminism sometimes takes on a different meaning and I feel it’s slightly misused, too. The women who really work hard and don’t unnecessarily cry foul, the ones who fight for their right, and speak when they think they are being treated wrong, are the women that really need our support.
On this Women’s Day, I think we should all be one before law, equal wages, equal opportunities and we should let the women of India speak out for themselves, just stand by their side when needed. Trust me, they don’t need us to, but do it anyway.
I think I’ve been a very angry kid. I always had this preconceived notion that it’s easier for women to achieve their dreams, but as I grew up, I saw how so many men created so many obstacles for hard-working and talented women right before my very eyes.
I saw how my mother fought for my school admission, ran from pillar to post to get me into a good school, and dealt with hostile men at her workplace.
Men have been making it difficult for women all these years, but they’ve fought well and eventually beaten us.
So, in conclusion, I’m proud of where women are going!”