Most often we tend to take the high road, and ignore it. But sometimes, our inaction tends to embolden some men who believe their entitled to do whatever they want because they know they can get away with it.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. As women, we can learn to physically defend ourselves. And that’s what Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu advocates as well.
Pannu believes that self-defence classes for women should start early, and in schools. She had written a letter to her school and college advocating the same.
According to The New Indian Express, she said, ““I think with the given situation we are in it’s important to empower girls from a young age and I feel self-defence as a concept has nothing to do with someone’s sex. One should be strong and should be able to learn how to tackle a situation should it arise where their security is being threatened. I think a change always starts with small steps and for me, that was to reach out to my school and request and assist them to begin a course for self-defence for students from a young age. The idea isn’t to just let them learn how to combat but also understand the importance of self-security and know when to utilise their self-defence knowledge.”
Her letter has been well-received, and they soon plan to introduce these self-defence classes.
Pannu’s latest release is called Naam Shabana.