‘Being a public figure does not mean we are public property’
“So if you come across a video of me swearing out of my mind, just know it’s a woman putting a disgusting man in his place. And next time you want to make a move? Don’t hide in the crowd because I’ll show you what women are really made of,” wrote ‘Visaal’ actress Hania Amir on her Twitter account.
The actress, as we can gauge from her tweets, probably faced sexual harassment at a public place by some man disguised as a fan. The man probably took advantage of being in a crowd surrounding the actress to get away with his crime.
“Being a public figure does not mean that we are public property and meant to be harassed by men disguised as fans,” she wrote, adding that such people should not call themselves fans “if they reciprocate our love with rewarding us embarrassment, discomfort and psychological trauma”.
She maintained that female celebrities step out of their comfort zones to be with fans but acts like these force them to reconsider and doubt their decision to meet fans in public places.
“It is because of such individuals that women are scared to step out of their homes, not work and live their lives in fear. Respect all women as you’d expect the women of your own households to be respected,” said the Jaanan actress.
Hania whose foray into the entertainment industry started with casually made Instagram videos, concluded by saying that nothing can justify the objectification and harassment of any other individual.
“It is sad that in spite of the country progressing, better education; women are still merely an object of desire for some,” wrote the 21-year-old actress.