Silence of women, encouraging predators, says Dia Mirza

Silence of women, encouraging predators, says Dia Mirza
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Actress Dia Mirza says women have long endured a culture of silence, and because of that, sexual predators have got encouragement Dia was interacting with the media at a panel discussion on Harvey Weinstein The Inside Story, along with Swara Bhasker and documentarian Anant Patwardhan in Mumbai on Thursday It was hosted as part of Prive HDs Prive Soiree, a regular onground engagement by t

Actress Dia Mirza says women have long endured a culture of silence, and because of that, sexual predators have got encouragement. Dia was interacting with the media at a panel discussion on "Harvey Weinstein - The Inside Story", along with Swara Bhasker and documentarian Anant Patwardhan in Mumbai on Thursday. It was hosted as part of &Prive HD's &Prive Soiree, a regular on-ground engagement by the channel.

The actress said: "I feel every woman should watch this film to understand how society functions, especially people in positions of power. More than anything else, it will encourage more women to come forward with their stories because we have long endured a culture of silence.

"I think because of silence of women, sexual predators have got encouragement, so I feel when women will talk openly about these issues then only, we will be able to see the change." When asked what is her take on increasing cases of sexual harassment at the work place in India, she said: "If you see this documentary, then you will realise two things which will contradict our understanding regarding this #MeToo movement.

First thing is that whichever narratives have come forward by women, those have been based on serious investigations and official complaints that have been made with the police and investigating agencies."Dia said that to make the #MeToo movement successful, it is important that victims should file an official compliant.

Actress Dia Mirza says women have long endured a culture of silence, and because of that, sexual predators have got encouragement. Dia was interacting with the media at a panel discussion on "Harvey Weinstein - The Inside Story", along with Swara Bhasker and documentarian Anant Patwardhan in Mumbai on Thursday. It was hosted as part of &Prive HD's &Prive Soiree, a regular on-ground engagement by the channel.

The actress said: "I feel every woman should watch this film to understand how society functions, especially people in positions of power. More than anything else, it will encourage more women to come forward with their stories because we have long endured a culture of silence.

"I think because of silence of women, sexual predators have got encouragement, so I feel when women will talk openly about these issues then only, we will be able to see the change." When asked what is her take on increasing cases of sexual harassment at the work place in India, she said: "If you see this documentary, then you will realise two things which will contradict our understanding regarding this #MeToo movement.

First thing is that whichever narratives have come forward by women, those have been based on serious investigations and official complaints that have been made with the police and investigating agencies."Dia said that to make the #MeToo movement successful, it is important that victims should file an official compliant.

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