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Priyanka supports the “Me Too” campaign against sexual assaults

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‘Sexual assaults are more an expression of power than sexuality’. Being herself a strong woman, Bollywood Diva Priyanka Chopra says strong women should support other women against sexual assaults.

She expressed these comments in an answer to the question pertaining Harvey Winstons’ sexual assault controversy. Chopra spoke fearlessly against the menace of female harassment in her interview at the 17th Marie Clarie Trip.

“It’s not just about sexuality. It’s not about sex. It’s about power,” says the actress.

The actress further said that perhaps the easiest form of power exertion is to deprive women of their work if they are not submissive to the male domination at their workplace.

According to her, people like Harvey Winston exist everywhere from Bollywood to Hollywood.

Women are particularly at risk of losing their role if they fail to impress men. Behind her comments, she seemed somewhat critical of Hollywood.

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“It’s an isolating feeling. The easiest thing to take away from a woman is her work.”

Furthermore, Priyanka Chopra has become the latest member to join the “Me Too” campaign initiated by famous Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano.

The campaign is an attempt to make the collective effort to unearth the actual magnitude of sexual assault that exists in the society.

Women who have been through any form of sexual assaults are encouraged to speak up. All they have to do is to update a status of “Me Too”. The campaign was initiated after the shocking scandal of Winston emerged recently.

The actress continued saying that, the solution lies in stronger women supporting weaker women. Together she said women should make the environment safer for the future ladies.

“The fact that we can be compassionate and at the same time tough are strengths only women have. Don’t allow anyone to tell you that you need to dress a certain way. When you open your mouth, you deliver,”

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The actress also mentioned that perhaps education for girls should be mandatory to empower them to fight back the social injustices pursued against them.

Chopra is indeed a strong woman with a Bollywood origin but having a stronghold in Hollywood too. She is the founder of the self-funded foundation for education and health.

The actress said she derived the motivation after she discovered that her maid’s daughter has been dropped out of school since the family thinks it is a waste of money to educate a girl. The girl will soon be married to a male suitor.

Chopra is running her own production company “Purple Pebble Pictures”. She has already two projects on her list, ‘A Kid Like Jake’ and “Isn’t it romantic?”. She is also the UN goodwill ambassador.