Shweta Bachchan Nanda: #MeToo needs to be explained, addressed and educated

India’s #MeToo movement stormed the media and entertainment industry. Actress Tanushree Dutta’s decision to stand up for herself helped many women gather the courage to reveal their dark moments on social media. Big names like Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Alok Nath have been named as sexual predators.

Author, designer and the much loved daughter of the Bachchan household, Shweta Bachchan Nanda expressed her views saying, “#MeToo needs to be explained, addressed and educated. I think it’s about time that people spoke up and shared their stories. And then it’s up to us to support them and make sure things like this don’t happen in the future. To give women a safe space and environment where they can come out and talk about these things and then we need to help them. It’s not just enough to listen, believe, you have to do something about it. You need to educate people about sexual offenders, sexual predators, the blurred lines, what a woman means when she says no, things like that. I think it should be a part of school curriculum, companies”.

Nanda made her debut as a fiction writer with her first novel Paradise Towers and runs a label, MxS, with Monisha Jaising.