Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who's expecting her first child with husband Virat Kohli, on Saturday took to her Instagram to share a hard-hitting note about having a male child. Amid the ongoing protests over the Uttar Pradesh's Hatharas and Balrampur rape incidents, Sharma spoke about society's 'myopic vision' of male child being a 'priviledge'.
The 'Zero' actor took to her story and shared a note that read: "In our society having a male child is seen as a 'priviledge' Of course, it's no more privilege than having a girl child but the fact is that this so-called privilege has been viewed incorrectly and with an extremely myopic view.
The only 'privilege' is that one has the opportunity to raise a boy in a way that he respects a girl. That's your DUTY as a parent to society. So, don't think of it as a PRIVILEGE.
The gender of the child doesn’t make you privileged but it is actually the responsibility you owe to society to raise a boy so well that women feel safe and protected."
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On Thursday, the actor-producer had expressed shock over Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur 'rape' incident, which followed close on heels of Hathras 'gang-rape'.
The 'Paatal Lok' producer had taken to her Instagram and said: "Barely any time has passed and we are hearing of another brutal rape!?! In which world do such monsters think they can do this to a young life," she wrote in her stories.
"This is beyond comprehension, so distressing! Is there any fear in the minds of such men? How do we as a society put fear in them and protect our women? #NoMercyForRapists #Balrampur," she added.