“In fact, ‘mat bolo’ is something that women are told so often from childhood. I feel catharsis is necessary. MeToo was very important because if not anything else, that collective feeling of catharsis that a lot of women went through for what they had gone through maybe 10 years, 25 years ago. People say ‘why after 25 years?’ Arey aap bolne kab dete ho? (When do you let women speak)” Renuka told an entertainment portal.
She further said that the root of this problem starts from childhood because parents are not willing to act or give up on their elders or family relationships on their children’s complaints about abuse. She added that most of the time a child or victim is made to feel guilty instead of the perpetrator.
Taking the conversation further, Renuka wondered whether people have stayed away from her and did not offer her work because of her outspoken nature. She opined that people get uncomfortable if a woman is intelligent or asks questions.
“Even on supposedly, gender-equal sets, sometimes a woman actor asking questions about the character, is looked down upon as, ‘Bohot sawaal poochti hai (She asks too many questions’. But if the man is asking questions, he is driven and committed). People judge women much more in a negative light. Women with a voice are called difficult. They’ll be like, ‘You will never know what she will say?’ Arre deal with it. Why aren’t you capable of dealing with it,” the actress told Pinkvilla.